Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman has come out against a proposal to change the Electoral College system and award the presidency to the winner of the national popular vote. Beth believes this “is an end run around the Constitution,” and that the change would be bad for Alabama. Her views were recently made known in an appearance on a panel discussion at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that opposes the National Popular Vote plan. Beth contended during the event that a national popular vote would disenfranchise the citizens of Alabama and other small states. She said that presidential candidates would focus their campaigns on only the largest, most populous states, and would virtually ignore the others. That is most likely an accurate assessment.
Under the National Popular Vote plan, states would award their electoral college votes, not to the winner of the popular vote within their state, but to the winner of the national popular vote. The proposal has been endorsed by nine state legislatures. Advocates of the National Popular Vote plan argue that states such as Alabama are disenfranchised in the current system because Presidential candidates focus only on closely contested swing states, not states where one party has an overwhelming advantage.
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