Voices 4/21/09

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributors: Linda Washburn, Anneli Sundqvist
Segment 1: Making Every Vote Truly Count: A States’ Compact For Electing The President By National Popular Vote. What is it? Will it Work? Can the Electoral College process be replaced by a truly popular vote for President and Vice-President? Can a compact among States authorize a popular vote for President and Vice-President and will this means be more successful than a Constitutional Amendment to eliminate the Electoral College? What would be the pros and cons for having an Interstate Compact for the National Popular Vote?
Guest: Ann Luther, Co-President of the League of Women Voters Maine
For more information about a national popular vote:
Cato Institute www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=9708
Common Cause
www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=1695007 and
Fair Vote www.fairvote.org/?page=1950.
(This segment originally aired on Women’s Windows, a program that airs every Sunday evening from 8-10pm)
Segment 2: Anneli Sundqvist, now the manager of the Deer Isle hostel, embarked on an overland journey from the middle east to her childhood home in Sweden a few years ago, and along the way she recorded her observations. These segments originally aired on public radio in Sweden, and we’ve been re-airing them here on Voices with Anneli’s permission