By Anti Fascist
Connecticut is now the 11th state to join the Popular Vote Pact (12th jurisdiction with Washington DC). The Popular Vote Pact states that the electoral college of the respective state will do what the popular vote shows that the public of that state wants in regards to choosing the person for which we actually voted. “Connecticut’s General Assembly has voted to join a group of states that want to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote” (NBC).
It’s a shame that the 2016 election had to happen for lawmakers to catch on, but if that’s what it takes for the presidential election to actually give us what we asked for, then so be it. Time will tell but I know the majority of us hope that more/all the states jump on the Popular Vote Pact ban wagon so that our votes start to carry more weight.
The 2016 election was a perfect example of why so many citizens choose to not get out and vote. That said, the popular vote being so skewed in favor of the losing party is why they are making sure that this is corrected and our voices are going to be heard. So make sure you get out there and vote, because it does make a difference.
This November there’s a chance to take back the house. Make sure, that you are out there and doing your part so that we can start putting our country back on the path of progress rather than reverting us to the more racist, environmentally ignorant, misogynistic, intolerant, and whitewashed times of the United States past.