Posts Tagged ‘Electoral College’


Monday, February 21st, 2011

The West Virginia Legislature (House) is about to diminish the influence of our state’s voters and rural America in presidential elections.  The proposal would award West Virginia’s electoral votes to the candidate for president who wins the popular vote.  You can bet small states will never see a candidate.  They will go to the urban population centers of the country.  

When a candidate visits a state they become familiar with our unique issues and leaders.  In 2000 then Governor Bush was here twice, candidate Dick Cheney two times and Governor Bush’s parents one time each.  Vice President Al Gore came to West Virginia near the end of the campaign.  Another good example is Governor Mitt Romney between 2006 and 2008 he was in our state four times and the other presidential candidates came to the GOP convention.  Former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary were in the state.  As well as Obama in 2008.

THIS IS A WEST VIRGINIA ISSUE NOT A PARTISAN ONE.  You are urged to contact your member of the House of Delegates to votes against HB 2378 which would be an agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote.

Read today’s Charleston Daily Mail for another view of this important issue.