I heard about this on the radio tonight on the way home. It is basically replacing the Electoral College with the popular majority. At first blush it sounds like a good idea but not after I heard some of the discussion on it. The US is a Republic, not a democracy. "Majority rules" is not the way it always works, but this movement would make it that way. The problem comes in that a candidate would only have to win the major urban areas to win the entire election and what the rest of the nation wants wouldn't matter. One comment really stuck with me which called this "Mob-ocracy" as it would be the mob making all the choices. We all know how that would work: who ever promises the most ice cream for free would get the popular majority. Find the discussion here: http://www.aproundtable.org/ listen to the 60-minute program from 24 September. Here is the website for the National Popular Vote: http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/ From the NPV site: "The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the entire United States. The bill preserves the Electoral College, while ensuring that every vote in every state will matter in every presidential election." Which sounds good, but not when you realize how dense urban centers (NYC, LA, Chicago, etc.) would be the sole determinants in every presidential election. Look it over and post your thoughts.