G.G.’s Red/Blue Electoral College Game is a one off game by great-grandmother Dorothy Schabeck. Having realized that, after 84 years, she didn’t understand America’s electoral college system, she decided that there was a pressing need for a board game to explain it. Imagine: a game about the US elections!
The game has 100 questions. Spin the spinner, land on a state, and answer the question to win that state’s electoral votes.
Unfortunately for the long-term relevancy of the game, The National Popular Vote bill could guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).
Every vote, everywhere, would be politically relevant and equal in presidential elections.
The bill would award all the electoral votes from the enacting states to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC), when it takes effect, when enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes–enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538).
The bill uses the power given to each state by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution to change how they award their electoral votes for president. Historically, virtually all of the major changes in the method of electing the President, including ending the requirement that only men who owned substantial property could vote and 48 current state-by-state winner-take-all laws, have come about by state legislative action.
The bill has passed 31 state legislative chambers, in 21 small, medium-small, medium, and large states, including one house in AR, CT, DE, DC, ME, MI, NV, NM, NY, NC, and OR, and both houses in CA, CO, HI, IL, NJ, MD, MA ,RI, VT, and WA . The bill has been enacted by DC, HI, IL, NJ, MD, MA, VT, and WA. These 8 jurisdictions possess 77 electoral votes — 29% of the 270 necessary to bring the law into effect.
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