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Jerry Hill announces 'Oughta Be a Law ... Or Not'

Original post made on Dec 11, 2012

Residents in newly elected state Sen. Jerry Hill's district will now have a chance to weigh in on what "Oughta Be a Law ... Or Not."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 12:55 PM


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Posted by Ryan
a resident of Whisman Station
on Dec 11, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Make it illegal to create new laws: just be sure not to enforce it until after this "final law" goes into effect.

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Posted by Ralph
a resident of Rex Manor
on Dec 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

There ought a be less laws and people that make them on the public dole

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Posted by Patrick Smith
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Electing the president by popular vote-bad idea!

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Posted by kman
a resident of Monta Loma
on Dec 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Someone form another story said the police are ignorant of the laws. I wonder why, so many bad laws out there, you would have to be a genius to remember all of them.

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Posted by kohler
a resident of North Whisman
on Dec 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Most Americans don't care whether their presidential candidate wins or loses in their state. . . they care whether he/she wins the White House. Voters want to know, that even if they were on the losing side, their vote actually was directly and equally counted and mattered to their candidate. Most Americans think it's wrong for the candidate with the most popular votes to lose. We don't allow this in any other election in our representative republic.

In Gallup polls since 1944, only about 20% of the public has supported the current system of awarding all of a state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in each separate state (with about 70% opposed and about 10% undecided). Support for a national popular vote is strong among Republicans, Democrats, and Independent voters, as well as every demographic group in virtually every state surveyed in recent polls in recent closely divided Battleground states: CO – 68%, FL – 78%, IA 75%, MI – 73%, MO – 70%, NH – 69%, NV – 72%, NM– 76%, NC – 74%, OH – 70%, PA – 78%, VA – 74%, and WI – 71%; in Small states (3 to 5 electoral votes): AK – 70%, DC – 76%, DE – 75%, ID – 77%, ME – 77%, MT – 72%, NE 74%, NH – 69%, NV – 72%, NM – 76%, OK – 81%, RI – 74%, SD – 71%, UT – 70%, VT – 75%, WV – 81%, and WY – 69%; in Southern and Border states: AR – 80%, KY- 80%, MS – 77%, MO – 70%, NC – 74%, OK – 81%, SC – 71%, TN – 83%, VA – 74%, and WV – 81%; and in other states polled: AZ – 67%, CA – 70%, CT – 74%, MA – 73%, MN – 75%, NY – 79%, OR – 76%, and WA – 77%. Americans believe that the candidate who receives the most votes should win.

The National Popular Vote bill has passed 31 state legislative chambers in 21 states with 243 electoral votes. The bill has been enacted by 9 jurisdictions (including California) with 132 electoral votes - 49% of the 270 necessary to go into effect.


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Posted by Political Insider
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 14, 2012 at 8:10 am

How about changing the game into something more useful. Get rid of two laws that restrict liberty and freedom for everyone new law that imposes more expansion of government.

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