The important thing to remember is that the President is the CEO of the Federation of States. He/she is NOT our School Superintendent, nor our Mayor, our Sheriff, our Drain Commissioner nor even our Governor!
Domestic Governing is Supposed to Happen at the State and Local Levels, not Federal
The President represents the STATES in things that are primarily external to the States - Trade Deals and Treaties with other nations, defense and fighting wars, maintaining border integrity, running the Executive Branch of the Federal government.
Domestic governing is the responsibility of our States, not the Feds.
The STATES elect the President of the United STATES. The population has never been assigned that responsibility - on purpose and by design.
Popular Voting has NEVER Elected ANY President
No popular vote has EVER been cast for any presidential candidate. On purpose. By design.
Our States, over time, have confused the matter by asking us as Statewide populations, to elect the State's presidential Electors. That is who we vote for, not presidential candidates.
One Person, One Vote already Exists within Each of Our States
As such, ALL votes are treated equally and all votes are counted! Just because you vote for a losing candidate (or slate of presidential electors) does NOT mean that you have been disenfranchised nor that your vote was not counted! (That's actually a big part of the National Popular Vote sales pitch!) Elections are always State affairs. There has never been a national election, only a Federal election to elect - WITHIN each State - presidential Electors and the members of Congress. Each State has its own set of laws, State Constitutional provision and regulations that differ from other States, but which guarantee that every voter within the State are treated equally.
The NPV is a Collusion Scheme that lieterally Destroys that Principle
The backers of the National Popular Vote scheme literally are pushing an idea that destroys the concept of One Person, One Vote, all while they claim that it is the only way to achieve it! Their claims are astonishing, actually.
It has been very easy for this generation of Americans to become confused on these points.
John Crawford has been a lifelong Constitutional Conservative. He graduated from Michigan State University in Business Administration and worked on his MBA at Western Michigan University. He has been very active in grassroots politics and in volunteer community service organizations his entire career.