- You vote, as usual.
- Your state selects a candidate by large margins - that is, those who live there make a definite decision to select Candidate A.
- However, more people live in the states that liked Candidate B, and voted that way.
- Your vote is ignored - your state is awarded to your state's loser - Candidate B.
- Since your state counts for essentially nothing in the presidential campaign, 4 years later, the candidates don't even bother to visit, or to acknowledge your state's concerns.
Total 148 votes, more than 1/2 the 270 needed for election.In theory, if the popular vote in those states was in favor of the same candidate, you might as well give up your vote - it won't count, EVEN THOUGH YOUR ENTIRE STATE VOTED FOR THE OTHER GUY.
This movement is sneaky (little publicity), insidious, and worming its way around the state legislatures, particularly in Democratic strongholds. Every state has had the legislation introduced. You need to contact your state legislators, and let them know how you feel.
Get on their mailing lists; check the state site once a week or so. Talk it up with others, and encourage them to make contact with their state reps. Better yet, run for office, or help those who do.
The end of democracy is only a few votes away.