I’ve been meaning to get to this for nearly a week now. California Republican National Committeeman Shawn Steel explained it very well at the Examiner last week. The idea is to get states with enough combined electoral votes all to change their laws so that their presidential electoral votes go to whichever presidential candidate gets the most votes nationally, regardless of whether or not that candidate won a plurality in that particular state. It’s an absolute disaster of an idea. It would destroy the need for candidates to pay attention to states with lesser populations, or to achieve any geographical diversity at all in their campaigns. It also upends the carefully crafted constitutional structure. Steel will ask the RNC to adopt a resolution opposing this nonsense. The RNC should indeed do so. Here are some more arguments against the National Popular Vote (NPV) horror. And here.