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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 01:04 AM

National Popular Voter Backer John Koza Really Doesnt Want Senate President Peter Courtney Re-Elect

National Popular Voter Backer John Koza Really Doesn’t Want Senate President Peter Courtney Re-Elected

John Koza's company, Scientific Games, revolutionized state lotteries in this country in the 1970s and 1980s, making Koza a wealthy man.

Today, Koza spends his time and energy promoting the adoption of the National Popular Vote, which would scrap the Electoral College in favor of a system in which the presidential candidate who gets the most votes wins. (If the system Koza favors had been in place in 2000, Al Gore would have defeated George W. Bush and Hilary Clinton would have defeated Donald J. Trump in 2016).

To change the voting system, backers of the National Popular Vote need their idea to win approval in states totaling 270 electoral votes. So far, 11 states, including California and Washington have approved the concept. Those states account for 165 electoral votes.

The Oregon House has passed a National Popular Vote bill four times but the concept has never cleared the Senate, over which Senate President Courtney (D-Salem), the state's longest legislator, has presided since 2003.

Read moire: http://www.wweek.com/news/2018/04/14/national-popular-voter-backer-john-koza-really-doesnt-want-senate-president-peter-courtney-re-elected/

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