A mere 12 closely divided “battleground” states received all of the 253 general-election campaign events in the 2012 campaign. Colorado (which is smaller than Minnesota) received 23 events, while Minnesota received only one (a visit from Republican vice- presidential candidate Paul Ryan). Wisconsin (which is the same size as Minnesota) received 18 events.
But under a national popular vote, every voter in every state would matter in every presidential election. A vote in Minnesota (from a Republican, Democrat, or independent) would be just as valuable as a vote in a closely divided state such as Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, or Florida.
Tell Minnesota state legislators to join states like New York in supporting the National Popular Vote bill (HF 799 / SF 585) now!