Radio schedule today (Dec 27)

Today (Tuesday, Dec 27), I'll be in with Tom Tancredo on the Caplis & Silverman Show on 630 KHOW (http://khow.com) from 3 PM to 6 PM Mountain Time.

Topics will include Air Jordans, the national popular vote movement, and more.

And then I'll be in for Michael Brown on his show on NewsRadio 850 KOA (http://850koa.com) from 7 PM to 10 PM.

Among other things, I'll be talking about the Stop Online Piracy Act ("SOPA"), and how supporting it is hurting a well-known Internet company. We'll also talk some more politics, including wondering aloud why we care about Iowa.

Please listen in and join the conversation!

  • oldgulph
    Comment from: oldgulph
    12/27/11 @ 04:38:02 pm

    The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC). Every vote, everywhere, would be politically relevant and equal in presidential elections. When the bill is enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes– enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538), all the electoral votes from the enacting states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and DC. The bill uses the power given to each state by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution to change how they award their electoral votes for President. Historically, virtually all of the major changes in the method of electing the President, including ending the requirement that only men who owned substantial property could vote and 48 current state-by-state winner-take-all laws, have come about by state legislative action. A survey of Colorado voters conducted on December 21-22, 2008 showed 68% overall support for a national popular vote for President. Support was 79% among Democrats, 56% among Republicans, and 70% among independents. By age, support was 83% among 18-29 year olds, 59% among 30-45 year olds, 71% among 46-65 year olds, and 66% for those older than 65. By gender, support was 77% among women and 58% among men. In Gallup polls since 1944, only about 20% of the public has supported the current system of awarding all of a state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in each separate state (with about 70% opposed and about 10% undecided). Support for a national popular vote is strong among Republicans, Democrats, and Independent voters, as well as every demographic group in virtually every state surveyed in recent polls in closely divided Battleground states: CO – 68%, FL – 78%, IA 75%, MI – 73%, MO – 70%, NH – 69%, NV – 72%, NM– 76%, NC – 74%, OH – 70%, PA – 78%, VA – 74%, and WI – 71%; in Small states (3 to 5 electoral votes): AK – 70%, DC – 76%, DE – 75%, ID – 77%, ME – 77%, MT – 72%, NE 74%, NH – 69%, NV – 72%, NM – 76%, OK – 81%, RI – 74%, SD – 71%, UT – 70%, VT – 75%, WV – 81%, and WY – 69%; in Southern and Border states: AR – 80%,, KY- 80%, MS – 77%, MO – 70%, NC – 74%, OK – 81%, SC – 71%, TN – 83%, VA – 74%, and WV – 81%; and in other states polled: CA – 70%, CT – 74%, MA – 73%, MN – 75%, NY – 79%, OR – 76%, and WA – 77%. Americans believe that the candidate who receives the most votes should win. The bill has passed 31 state legislative chambers in 21 small, medium-small, medium, and large states. The bill has been enacted by 9 jurisdictions possessing 132 electoral votes - 49% of the 270 necessary to bring the law into effect. NationalPopularVote

  • Comment from: Rossputin
    12/28/11 @ 10:47:53 am

    I am firmly against the national popular vote idea. It's especially dangerous as we approach a situation where more than half of Americans pay no income tax.

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