As Americans, we can be extremely proud of a record turnout in a midterm election. We are still nearly split into two distinctive factions. Democracy prevails because centrist Americans came out in droves to defeat extremists. Americans know a lie when they hear it. Even under economic pressure, Americans supported Democratic principles over their own wallets.
With Democracy on the ballot, millions used their vote to affirm their belief in our Democratic system of one person, one vote.
While many election deniers won congressional seats, Democrats held the Senate majority. The House of Representatives is not overwhelmingly Republican.
Secretary of State positions didn’t flip Red. These offices are critical when affirming voting proprieties meet state and federal laws.
Governors also hold extraordinary power in certifying the presidential vote. They hold the veto pen against overreaching state legislators. Mainstream candidates won over extremists in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona and Nevada.
Thank you, American voters, for rejecting the premise that, “if I lose, you cheated”.
Coincidentally, most losing candidates have conceded. Another great tribute to Democracy.
What does all this mean for the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact?
Americans understand the power of one person, one vote.
The person with the most votes wins.
Complacency was dispelled.
The complexity of the Electoral College needs to be aligned with these facts, one person, one vote and the majority wins.
The compact needs 75 Electoral Votes to go into effect. Here are states that seem most likely to pass it in the next 2-4 years: Michigan (15), Wisconsin (10), Minnesota (10), Pennsylvania (19), Arizona (11), Nevada (6)
What’s next in Florida?
Train more subject matter experts
Speaking engagements throughout the state
Announce new Florida House sponsor and strategize with him and other interested legislators to focus our efforts
Target members of the committees to which NPVIC has been referred with NPV messages and visits…
Presentation at LWV Orange County Hot Topics in Orlando, FL, by Kathleen Crampton “Make Every Vote Count: How to Restore Fair and Trusted Presidential Elections”, November 9, 2022, moderated by Mike Lafferty.
Left to right in the picture below: Valerie Schultz, Floridians4NPV Chair, Seminole County; Louise Thompson, Floridians4NPV Co-Chair Orange County; Kathleen Crampton, State Chair of Floridians4NPV; Anne Coppenhaver, Floridians4NPV Co-Chair Orange County.