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Dan Haar: A Good Idea, But National Popular Vote Plan Lacks Support Here

Dan Haar: A Good Idea, But National Popular Vote Plan Lacks Support Here

A move to do away with the electoral college as we know it is in full swing across the nation, with Donald Trump becoming the fourth candidate in U.S. history to win the presidency while collecting fewer total votes than his opponent.

Connecticut will have a bill introduced by Rep. James Albis, D-East Haven, who has brought up the measure before. And Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is on record as favoring it.

But don't look for the General Assembly to adopt it in the upcoming 2017 legislative session. A yes vote in either chamber appears out of reach for several reasons.

Advocates who say the national popular vote is fair because it counts every citizen's opinion, while the...

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