Joe Gerics states in his letter (December 21) that my argument against the National Popular Vote Compact isn't correct. He says I suggest "that Connecticut voters will be ignored due to our population size in comparison with larger states such as California...However, his argument would hold true for the current system where Connecticut has considerably fewer electoral votes than these states as well."
There is a difference, though, between the two systems, and it's the basic point of the whole argument. Yes, under the current system we have less electoral votes than California, but we do control those votes ourselves. Under the compact we won't. Because Connecticut's electoral college votes will be determined by who gets the most votes nationally, voters in California will have much more influence on who gets Connecticut's votes than Connecticut voters will. And because we won't control our own vote, Connecticut voters will be increasingly ignored - as will those in other smaller states. There's no getting around that.