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The Line: Should New Mexico Change Electoral College Process?

March 8, 2019 – A bill to assign New Mexico’s electors to the winner of the national popular vote made it to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s desk this legislative session.  Only five times in our country’s history has the popular vote winner lost the Electoral College. Is a change warranted?

Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the proposal for New Mexico to back the nation’s popular vote in presidential races.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney

For Further Reading:

State Senate panel backs bill to change Electoral College process – by Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican

Should We Move To A Popular Vote For President?

Popular Vote

October 5, 2018 – The U.S. Constitution outlines how the country will choose a president every four years through the Electoral College. Some argue that states like New Mexico, which has relatively few votes and isn’t seen as a battleground state in national politics, are losing out in that process. Is it time to reconsider the Electoral College? Sarah Gustavus sat down earlier this summer with Barry Fadem from National Popular Vote to talk about a proposed interstate compact that would move the country to a popular vote system.

Guest:
Barry Fadem, president of National Popular Vote