Here are some ideas for short letters supporting the National Popular Vote bill.
- The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The bill would make every person’s vote equal throughout the U.S. It would ensure that every vote, in every state, will matter in every presidential election.
- We should elect the President by a vote of the people in all 50 states, and the winner should be whoever wins the most votes. Please back a national popular vote bill.
- I would like to urge you to support the proposal to elect the President by a national popular vote in all 50 states. When we vote for every other office, the candidate who gets the most votes wins. It should be the same for president.
- I think that the electoral College, as it stands now, is an outdated system. There is no reason we shouldn’t be electing our Presidents by a nationwide popular vote. The candidate with the most votes in the entire USA should win.
- The current way we elect the president is broken. Someone can get more votes nationwide and still not become president. Please support legislation to guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the entire US.
- We should join with the other numerous states that have passed the national popular vote interstate compact. The president should be elected like other offices and be the person who gets the most votes throughout the entire country. Everybody’s vote should matter.
- The National Popular Vote interstate compact will go into effect when enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes—that is, enough to elect a President (270 of 538). At that time, every voter in the country will acquire a direct vote for a group of at least 270 presidential electors supporting their choice for President. All of this group of presidential electors will be supporters of the candidate who received the most popular votes in all 50 states and DC—thus guaranteeing that candidate enough votes in the Electoral College to become President.
- The U.S. Constitution (Article II) gives states exclusive control over awarding their electoral votes: “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors….”
- The shortcomings of the current system of electing the President stem from state “winner-take-all” laws that award all of a state’s electoral votes to the candidate receiving the most popular votes in each state. Because of these state winner-take-all laws, presidential candidates ignore voters in states where they are safely ahead or hopelessly behind. The general-election campaign for President ends up in only a dozen or fewer states. State winner-take-all laws have enabled five of our 45 Presidents to come into office without winning the most popular votes nationwide.