Push for national popular vote movement gets boost from conservatives

“CPAC is a very tough crowd for us because the knee-jerk reaction for most Republicans is to oppose this,” said Saul Anuzis, a former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party who plans to promote the national popular vote effort at the conservative confab.

“They think Hillary Clinton and Al Gore would have been president. Well, the fact is we don’t know what would have happened,” he added, referring to the Democrats who won the national popular vote in 2016 and 2000 but lost the presidential elections those years…

“Let’s be honest, we don’t elect a president of the United States. We elect a president of the battleground states under the current method,” Lennox said.