This Morning With Ray Dunaway May 19, 2017

Here’s what’s coming up this morning with Ray Dunaway.

7:20- Rich Hanley, Associate Professor/Journalism at Quinnipiac University, offers advice on trying not to drown in a flood of major breaking news.

7:50- Lenore Skenazy, author of the book, blog and Twitter feed, Free-Range Kids talks summertime.  Warm weather is eventually going to get here and you know what that means– LOCK the kids in the Root Cellar, SAVE THEM!

8:20- Pat Hudson, President of FlyersRights.org discusses airline passenger rights.  Summer travel season is coming on quick, and Hudson shares some of the latest airline passenger rights you should know.

8:50- David Alistair Yalof, Professor and Department Head University of Connecticut Department of Political Science looks at why the House tabled the debate on a National Popular Vote.  What would be some of the effects on removing the Electoral College? Find out…

All this, plus Weather and Traffic on the 8′s and much more.  Tune in to WTIC NewsTalk 1080 or Click Here to listen online. Catch up on Ray Dunaway’s latest interviews HERE.

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  1. The National Popular Vote bill is 61% of the way to guaranteeing the majority of Electoral College votes and the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the country, by changing state winner-take-all laws (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states), without changing anything in the Constitution, using the built-in method that the Constitution provides for states to make changes.

    All voters would be valued equally in presidential elections, no matter where they live.
    Candidates, as in other elections, would allocate their time, money, polling, organizing, and ad buys roughly in proportion to the population

    Every vote, everywhere, for every candidate, would be politically relevant and equal in every presidential election.
    No more distorting, crude, and divisive and red and blue state maps of predictable outcomes, that don’t represent any minority party voters within each state.
    No more handful of ‘battleground’ states (where the two major political parties happen to have similar levels of support) where voters and policies are more important than those of the voters in 38+ predictable states, like Connecticut, that have just been ‘spectators’ and ignored after the conventions.

  2. A successful nationwide presidential campaign of polling, organizing, ad spending, and visits, with every voter equal, would be run the way presidential candidates campaign to win the electoral votes of closely divided battleground states, such as Ohio and Florida, under the state-by-state winner-take-all methods. In the 4 states that accounted for over two-thirds of all general-election activity in the 2012 presidential election, rural areas, suburbs, exurbs, and cities all received attention—roughly in proportion to their population.

    The itineraries of presidential candidates in battleground states (and their allocation of other campaign resources in battleground states, including polling, organizing, and ad spending) reflect the political reality that every gubernatorial or senatorial candidate knows. When and where every voter is equal, a campaign must be run everywhere.

    With National Popular Vote, when every voter is equal, everywhere, it makes sense for presidential candidates to try and elevate their votes where they are and aren’t so well liked. But, under the state-by-state winner-take-all laws, it makes no sense for a Democrat to try and do that in Connecticut or Wyoming, or for a Republican to try it in Wyoming or Connecticut.

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