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Urge Governor Schwarzenegger to VETO AB 2948

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The California State Legislature recently voted in favor of AB 2948, the National Popular Vote Proposal, and the bill is on Governor Schwarzenegger's desk awaiting signing. It is URGENT that the Governor receive communications, especially from California citizens, requesting that he VETO this bill, as it stands to remove the state as a decision-maker in all Presidential elections. Comments can be sent to the Governor via his website at http://www.govmail.ca.gov.

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.

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This bill takes away the right of Californians to have a say in the US Presidential elections. By forcing California to award all of its electoral votes to the US popular vote winner, the electors may find themselves being required to support a candidate that was not supported by your state's citizens.

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.

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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.

Sincerely,
Rebecca Mercuri, Ph.D.
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Rebecca Mercuri has been in the forefront of the voting integrity movement since 1989. She provides expert witness services for elections and other forensic computing matters.


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