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Re: “Vital Discussions

A survey of Utah voters in 2009 showed 70% overall support for the idea that the President of the United States should be the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states.

The National Popular Vote bill is 61% of the way to guaranteeing the majority of Electoral College votes and the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the country, by changing state winner-take-all laws (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states), without changing anything in the Constitution, using the built-in method that the Constitution provides for states to make changes.

All voters would be valued equally in presidential elections, no matter where they live.
Candidates, as in other elections, would allocate their time, money, polling, organizing, and ad buys roughly in proportion to the population

Every vote, everywhere, for every candidate, would be politically relevant and equal in every presidential election.
No more distorting, crude, and divisive and red and blue state maps of predictable outcomes, that dont represent any minority party voters within each state.
No more handful of 'battleground' states (where the two major political parties happen to have similar levels of support) where voters and policies are more important than those of the voters in 38+ predictable states, like Utah, that have just been 'spectators' and ignored after the conventions.

The bill would take effect when enacted by states with a majority of the electoral votes270 of 538.
All of the presidential electors from the enacting states will be supporters of the presidential candidate receiving the most popular votes among all 50 states (and DC)thereby guaranteeing that candidate with an Electoral College majority.

Posted by oldgulph on 10/18/2017 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Fight for Democracy

A survey of Utah voters in 2009 showed 70% overall support for the idea that the President of the United States should be the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states.

The National Popular Vote bill is 61% of the way to guaranteeing the majority of Electoral College votes and the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the country, by changing state winner-take-all laws (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states), without changing anything in the Constitution, using the built-in method that the Constitution provides for states to make changes.

All voters would be valued equally in presidential elections, no matter where they live.
Candidates, as in other elections, would allocate their time, money, polling, organizing, and ad buys roughly in proportion to the population

Every vote, everywhere, for every candidate, would be politically relevant and equal in every presidential election.
No more distorting, crude, and divisive and red and blue state maps of predictable outcomes, that dont represent any minority party voters within each state.
No more handful of 'battleground' states (where the two major political parties happen to have similar levels of support) where voters and policies are more important than those of the voters in 38+ predictable states, like Utah, that have just been 'spectators' and ignored after the conventions.

The bill would take effect when enacted by states with a majority of the electoral votes270 of 538.
All of the presidential electors from the enacting states will be supporters of the presidential candidate receiving the most popular votes among all 50 states (and DC)thereby guaranteeing that candidate with an Electoral College majority.

In 2017, the bill has passed the New Mexico Senate and Oregon House.
The bill was approved in 2016 by a unanimous bipartisan House committee vote in both Georgia (16 electoral votes) and Missouri (10).
Since 2006, the bill has passed 35 state legislative chambers in 23 rural, small, medium, large, red, blue, and purple states with 261 electoral votes.
The bill has been enacted by 11 small, medium, and large jurisdictions with 165 electoral votes 61% of the way to guaranteeing the presidency to the candidate with the most popular votes in the country

NationalPopularVote

Posted by oldgulph on 10/05/2017 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Fight for Democracy

Oh Kathy.

Lots of hubbub and jibber-jabber about fair boundaries and such, but you know ...

Let's look at the number of Democrats in the Utah Legislature over the past few years. Senate: 2005, 10, 2007, 8, 2009, 8, 2011, 5, 2013, 5, 2015, 5, and 2017, 5; House: 2005, 19, 2007, 20, 2009, 22, 2011, 17, 2013, 13, 2015, 12, and 2017, 13.

The 2013 legislative session was the first to reflect redrawn districts. Democrats lost four seats in the House (from 17 to 13); no change in the Senate (5).

Ahah, you say.

However, Democrats lost five in the House after the 2010 election (from 22 to 17) and three in the Senate (from 8 to 5). So, the big hit came midway through Obama's first term, not just after redistricting.

Generally, the numbers don't paint a particularly rosy picture for folks interested in a robust two-party political system in Utah. (The first Obama cycle was an exception).

Fact is, until Utah Democrats (or motivated independents who lean toward Democrats) engage at least at the level of the 2008 cycle, its unlikely redistricting after 2020 will make much of difference. It didn't after the 2010 Census.

* I got the numbers from Wikipedia. So theres that.

Posted by Bill Keshlear on 10/05/2017 at 3:38 PM

Re: “In the Know

A survey of Utah voters in 2009 showed 70% overall support for the idea that the President of the United States should be the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states.

The National Popular Vote bill is 61% of the way to guaranteeing the majority of Electoral College votes and the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the country, by changing state winner-take-all laws (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states), without changing anything in the Constitution, using the built-in method that the Constitution provides for states to make changes.

All voters would be valued equally in presidential elections, no matter where they live.
Candidates, as in other elections, would allocate their time, money, polling, organizing, and ad buys roughly in proportion to the population

Every vote, everywhere, for every candidate, would be politically relevant and equal in every presidential election.
No more distorting, crude, and divisive and red and blue state maps of predictable outcomes, that dont represent any minority party voters within each state.
No more handful of 'battleground' states (where the two major political parties happen to have similar levels of support) where voters and policies are more important than those of the voters in 38+ predictable states, like Utah, that have just been 'spectators' and ignored after the conventions.

The bill would take effect when enacted by states with a majority of the electoral votes270 of 538.
All of the presidential electors from the enacting states will be supporters of the presidential candidate receiving the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC)thereby guaranteeing that candidate with an Electoral College majority.

In 2017, the bill has passed the New Mexico Senate and Oregon House.
The bill was approved in 2016 by a unanimous bipartisan House committee vote in both Georgia (16 electoral votes) and Missouri (10).
Since 2006, the bill has passed 35 state legislative chambers in 23 rural, small, medium, large, red, blue, and purple states with 261 electoral votes.
The bill has been enacted by 11 small, medium, and large jurisdictions with 165 electoral votes 61% of the way to guaranteeing the presidency to the candidate with the most popular votes in the country

NationalPopularVote

Posted by oldgulph on 08/02/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Voting Rights, African Arts and Native Peoples Workshops

leanacopperfield5@gmail.com

Posted by lukamay on 09/10/2016 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Fair Park Town Hall

A recap of the Fairpark town hall - https://www.facebook.com/notes/swaby-real-estate/fairpark-stadium-development-board-holds-public-meeting/1717946811805592

Posted by Nigel Swaby on 07/01/2016 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Special Needs Festival

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Posted by Laura C. Sherwood on 06/13/2016 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Urban Design Politics Symposium

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Posted by Susan B. Rittenhouse on 06/12/2016 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Bike To Work Day

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Posted by Margaret E. Ford on 06/08/2016 at 10:55 PM

Re: “'CRAPPY' FATHER'S DAY

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Posted by Margaret E. Ford on 06/08/2016 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Farmers Market Kick-Off

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Posted by KarenR.Hansen on 06/08/2016 at 1:01 AM

Re: “Bombs Away

The take home lesson from the 2003 Iraq Invasion, North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and Ukraine's recent loss of territories to Russia is that countries that really have nuclear weapons(instead of just making your neighbors more or less believe you do- like Saddam Hussein's Iraq) don't get invaded by their neighbors or the USA.
While I applaud outfits like UtahCan.org's irrationally exuberant efforts to end nuclear proliferation- they would probably be better off just getting another job to help pay off their bills or going for a nice hike. It just ain't going to happen.
Nuclear weapons are really just symptoms. The real problem is the Stupidity, Greed and Lust that inhabits our collective soul and drives individuals & our disparate societies to run rampant towards destruction like lemmings off a cliff.
"In conclusion, this is my thesis, peace on earth or the earth in pieces!"- Groucho Marx ;)

Posted by Q8Dhimmi on 09/25/2014 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Justice for Geist

an officer that choses to use deadly force over pepper spay should be fired

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Posted by Rickey Deas on 07/03/2014 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Justice for Geist

The police officer who shot the innocent dog, should be terminated from his Job. What he did was cruel, he traspassed private property with out owner concent, therefore at least what the officer could have done was a fair warning before executing exsesive force, and kill the dog owner. Shame on the police officer commands.

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Posted by Daniel Galue on 06/27/2014 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Become an Equality Ally

Our correct email is utahtarsandsresistance@gmail. com

Posted by tarsandsresist.org on 04/04/2014 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Health Reform & Avenues Yoga Artisan Bazaar

This is a poorly written article by a half-ass writer who knows nothing about The Jazz or hip hop. What a joke.

Posted by Bill Ham on 11/06/2013 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Health Reform & Avenues Yoga Artisan Bazaar

You're way off on # 5. When he says "loyal like utah jazz fans" he isn't referencing that the jazz lose a lot. You obviously know nothing about the Jazz, because since the 1983/1984 season the Jazz have only had 3 losing seasons. "who have dealt with many losing seasons" lol what the fuck man? You are obviously an idiot. And in #5 saying Stockton left Malone in 2003 when he retired? You obviously know nothing about the Jazz. And for that matter, you know nothing about rap.

Posted by Emcee Combs on 10/16/2013 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Health Reform & Avenues Yoga Artisan Bazaar

Where is the Public Enemy Reference? I dominate like Karl Malone in the paint. I think you broke down these songs just like a Dumb ass Utah boy would. Stick to what you know because rap is not one of them.

Posted by Sanpete Mitch on 10/10/2013 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Health Reform & Avenues Yoga Artisan Bazaar

Ah, man, you missed a big one!! Fabolous, Trade it All: "Don't front, ma. You know the way I ball's the pick and roll like Stockton and Malone when we play the mall. I be going out my way to call cuz I like the way your hips make them jeans seem like they ain't too small. "
http://www. youtube. com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QnaEd0eEkbE#t=80

Posted by Jimmy on 10/02/2013 at 1:22 AM

Re: “Health Reform & Avenues Yoga Artisan Bazaar

You missed the best one of all, where The Roots reference Shaq slappin' Ostertag.

Posted by Jason on 10/01/2013 at 1:26 PM

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