But Herbert has doubts. Here is what he said today when I asked him about the popular vote idea:
"It's not a new idea. People have been talking about the popular vote and every time someone wins the popular vote and loses the electoral college people say, 'Oh my gosh, that's not fair.' But you know, I'm kind of a Founding Fathers supporter. I think they were pretty wise people. I also, coming from a state that has sometimes been overlooked – you know, we've been known to be kind of the 'flyover zone, and presidential candidates have just kind of flown over us and waved as they fly over in their planes, and I don't think all the time waved with all five fingers. So, I think the Electoral College really requires the candidates to not ignore even a Wyoming, a smaller state. They need to come and see about getting the electoral votes, so I'm a little concerned about going to the popular vote instead of the Electoral College."
Sounds like Noel & Co. could have some work to do.
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