A copy of the letter that I sent on September 9 is below:
Dear Governor Schwarzenegger,
I have learned that the National Popular Vote Proposal, AB 2948 is on your desk, and want to urge you to veto it.
Already, the westernmost states have less of a say in the Presidential elections due to early disclosures of vote totals and polling data from the states in earlier time zones. This bill further reduces the impact or even necessity of Californians in the decision process.
Even more dangerously, states that have inadequate or inferior election equipment or auditing processes may adversely influence the vote totals, such that an incorrect popular vote could be used to determine California's electors.
I hope that you will choose to maintain the right of California's citizens to choose the electors for your state by vetoing AB 2948.
Rebecca Mercuri, Ph.D.