As members of the Electoral College met earlier this week to officially cast their votes, Slate published a piece on electoral reform and the plans of the National Popular Vote group. Dean and professor Vikram Amar, one of the original authors of the articles that outlined how an interstate compact could work, was quoted in the article. He suggested that the compact would require some sort of congressional approval, and in order to be politically successful, would need more buy-in from Republicans.
“It has to break through in a red state both to get over the top to 270 and also to give the plan any real credibility,” Amar said. “It can’t be a plan that’s favored only by blue states but not by red states, that’s not the way to do election reform.”
Read the full article at slate.com.