In response to Greg Darak’s November 22 letter written in opposition to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, I would like to attempt to correct some misconceptions.
First, to say that states have different needs is correct; no argument there. One problem with the current Electoral College and the winner-take-all method, is that presidential candidates tend to only focus on battleground states. During the 2016 election, for example, 94% of campaign events were held in just 12 states. The distortions of the winner-take-all method thwart the will of the people. If candidates were in effect forced to campaign in all 50 states because of the compact, I contend it would be a good thing, and the individual voices of Connecticut voters would be heard louder than under the current method.