The 2016 presidential election is fast approaching. Will your vote count or be a victim of vote suppression? Our Electoral College all-or-nothing approach causes many votes to be swept aside.
Vote suppression is real, non-partisan, and affects everyone. About 56 million votes were suppressed in 2012.
Equal Voice Voting is a proportional voting approach that is fair, closely aligns Electoral College results with popular votes on a state-by-state basis, doesn’t require a constitutional amendment, and stops vote suppression.
You can do three things:
1) Become aware of the issue. A free book (”Make Your Vote Count”) is available at www.equalvoicevoting.com. It reviews nine presidential elections showing what could have occurred if Equal Voice Voting had been used instead.
2) Talk. Sharing your views with others in an honest dialogue is essential.
3) Finally, encourage legislators to put constituents first and stop vote suppression.
And vote! Voting matters.
Jerry Spriggs, West Linn, Oregon