And that would be the lack of attention that Massachusetts will be receiving and another reminder that it’s imperative we pass National Popular Vote legislation the next session which begins in January.
I thought today would be the opportune time for this reminder since this week may very well be the last time we see Joe Biden (and Obama’s not even on our radar). No, Biden’s not here campaigning for votes, but rather for money and that’s because of the current system we have known as the Electoral College. Massachusetts is a safely blue state and simply doesn’t matter. Let’s change that.
So if there’s going to be any chance of having a National Popular Vote in 2012 or 2016 it is critical that Massachusetts add to the momentum of this movement which you can read about it’s progress here. We’re already 50 of the 270 votes there.
We came oh so very close this year with NPV passing both the House and Senate, but there wasn’t enough time for a procedural vote known as enactment.
Let’s make sure DiMasi and Murray know this is and will be a priority. Call their offices at: