Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Proposed Legislation Can Circumvent Vote of Wisconsin Residents

In a move to circumvent the purpose and protections of the Electoral College established by the United States Constitution, Legislators have drafted Assembly Bill 751 to elect the President of the United States by means of a national popular vote. This bill will ratify an agreement among the states that Wisconsin will certify the electors of the party who win the national popular vote for President and Vice President as the winning slate of presidential electors in the state. They will award the electors even if the people in Wisconsin voted for a candidate who did not claim the national popular vote.

Eagle Forum has provided helpful information as to the dangers of succumbing to such a change:

AB-751 was introduced on February 15, 2010. On the same day it was announced that AB-751 is having a public hearing Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 1:00pm in the North hearing Room (2nd Floor North) of the State Capitol.

With legislators running out of time this spring to enact legislation, it appears AB- 751 is heading very fast down the track toward passage.

To weigh in on this legislation you may contact your Representative at the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-362-9472. For direct contact to your legislator’s office you may follow this link:

AB-751 will have it’s hearing before the Assembly Committee on Elections and Campaign Reform. Those who sit on this committee are:
Rep. Jeff Smith (Chair) 1-888-534-0093
Rep. James Soletski (Vice-Chair) 1-888-534-0088
Rep. Fred Kessler 1-888-534-0012
Rep. Annette Polly Williams 1-888-534-0010
Rep. Kelda Helen Roys (608) 266-5340
Rep. Jeff Stone 1-888-534-0082
Rep. Donald Pridemore 1-888-534-0099
Rep. Roger Roth 1-888-534-0056