Today Senate Democrats passed a bill out of Committee that would make every vote cast in Iowa for Presidential elections null and void. The bill, SSB 1128, is known as the Popular Vote Bill. The bill (if it becomes law) would mean that Iowas Electoral College votes would immediately go the way of the popular vote for President. So if Iowa votes for a Democrat for President, it does not matter because if the entire East and West Coast votes for a Republican, Iowas Electoral votes automatically go to the Republican candidate. Forget having any clout with the Iowa Caucuses. Why bother Candidates would spend less time, money and energy in Iowa. Millions of Iowans votes would not count for anything if this bill passes. This is a winner-take-all state of mind that stifles the voice of millions of people. And the fact that Democrats are even entertaining the idea is pretty scary. Therefore: we, the undersigned, believe that Iowa will be adversely affected by adoption of this proposal and will result in Iowa becoming a fly-over state in the national presidential campaigns as candidates focus their attention on the more populace areas of the country. We recognize that this compact is an attempt to undermine the Constitution of the United States, and violates our voting rights as Citizens of the United States. We, therefore, ask the Iowa Legislature to reject this proposal and vote NO to Senate Study Bill #1128.