It’s urgent that you take action now to ensure Ohio remains relevant in presidential politics. Special interest groups are determined to do an end-run around the Constitution and institute a nationwide popular vote through the back door — through the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

If Ohio adopts the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, we are pledging all of our state’s electors to the winner of the nationwide popular vote in every future election — even if a majority in Ohio vote for somebody else.

The NPVIC would render the Electoral College an empty shell and deny voters in smaller states, as well as those in the political minority, an effective voice in presidential politics. This would go directly against the elections process designed by our Founders and enshrined in our Constitution.

When designing America’s election process, our Founders understood that a nationwide popular vote would marginalize voters in less populous places. That’s why they created the Electoral College: to ensure that votes in all states mattered.

If this interstate compact goes into effect, candidates for president will ignore states like Ohio and focus their efforts almost exclusively on winning over votes in populous metropolitan areas, like Los Angeles and New York City, and other major media markets.

In order for the interstate compact to go into effect, states with a total of 270 electors must sign on. So far, 15 states and D.C. have committed, which means NPVIC has 196 votes and counting. We must stop its momentum by defeating it in the remaining states.

Keep Ohio relevant in presidential politics: defend the Electoral College and protect your vote. Contact your state representatives today to urge them to reject the unconstitutional National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

For more information about the Electoral College and the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact click here.