Monday, July 26, 2010

In Case You Missed It: Another Newspaper Backs Senator Tisei on National Popular Vote

Another newspaper is backing Senate Minority Leader Richard R. Tisei (right) in his efforts to block the passage of the pending National Popular Vote bill.

Tisei opposes the bill, which he sees as nothing more than an attempt to circumvent the Constitution and the way we elect our U.S. President. The bill would require Massachusetts to commit its electoral college votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote nationwide -- even if that candidate fails to receive the support of a majority of the state's voters.

Tisei believes the National Popular Vote would disenfranchise many smaller states, a concern shared by the Newburyport Daily News. In a recent editorial, the newspaper noted that:

"The election of the president is, by the design of the founders, a contest to win states, not merely to win votes. That legislators in this state, one of the original adopters of the Constitution, would subvert that design in the name of a fashionable populism is horrifying."

To read the editorial in its entirety, click here.