Nevada Senate Passes Bill to Reform Electoral College

The Nevada Senate passed a bill that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the winner of the popular vote nationwide, CNN reported on Wednesday.

The bill passed 12-8, and if Gov. Steve Sisolak signs the measure into law, Nevada would become the latest state to join the National Popular Vote interstate compact, a deal among participating states to give their Electoral College votes to whoever won the popular vote nationwide, as opposed to the winner of the popular vote in their state.

Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have so far passed legislation to join the compact, which will only go into effect if the cumulative total of the states’ electoral votes reaches the 270 needed for a majority.

The total is currently at 189, and Nevada’s six electoral votes would boost the number to 195.

There have only been five times where a presidential candidate has been elected without winning the popular vote since the Electoral College was created in 1787, including in the last election, when Donald Trump captured the Electoral College despite receiving nearly three million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton, according to The Hill.

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has brought the issue into the spotlight, saying during a CNN town hall in March that she backs abolishing the Electoral College.

“My view is that every vote matters, and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College – and every vote counts,” she said.

Other Democratic candidates also have stated their opposition to the Electoral College.

via newsmax

7 comments

  1. There changing the rules because they have to many people voting that is not suppose to vote. California has it u can vote twice. Its not surprises the voting rights its how many papers that gets to be counted even if it is fraud. Including one person that has voted 8 times should be allowed they say. I say voter ids. And who ever gets caught voting more than once should be punished including a group of people. Most of the time it’s a group not one person. Fix the voter registration and fraud. Then the voting will fix it self.

    1. The problem they are creating with their idea of popular vote wins all creates a Constitutional Crisis, as the Democrats are always screaming. The fact is the idea of the Electoral College vote going to the winner of the states majority vote cannot be changed in such a manner as it is written in the Constitution that the winner of the states majority vote is to receive the Electoral votes of that state. In short, a change in this manner is illegal because it is Unconstitutional. The law suits will go all the way to the Supreme Court and the states that do this will loose.

      1. Tumbleweed 13 ,
        As well they should! They want to make it into a popularity contest. Rubbish !
        I say. Our forefathers had more common sense in their little fingers than these narcissistic nation destroying empty heads. A run around the Construction to their political agenda.
        Not going to work- illegal . Stop the b.s.

    2. THEY SHOULD HAVE A VOTER REGISTRATION CARD YOU NEED TO PROVE YOU ARE A CITIZEN BEFORE YOU GET ONE. THE CARD HAS A CHIP IN IT LIKE YOUR CREDIT CARDS THAT ARE USED MILLIONS A TIMES A DAY BUT IT CAN ONLY BE USED ONE TIME THEN IT’S NO GOOD (WORKS JUST LIKE A CREDIT CARD). WHY CAN’T THIS BE DONE? ONLY ARMED FORCES OVERSEAS AND CAN PROVE IT GETS AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, WE NEED TO GET DEAD SERIOUS ON THIS. ALSO ABSOLUTELY NO REDISTRICTING ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES THEY HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BY OUR FOREFATHERS FOR A VERY GOOD REASON AND IT’S BEEN THAT WAY AND SHOULD STAY THAT WAY NO FUCKING WITH IT. THESE COCKROACHES ARE LOOKING FOR A CIVIL WAR. THEY ARE A BRAINLESS BUNCH OF FUCKING MORONS, CRYIN COCKROACHES!

  2. That Nevada vote is what the electoral college vote was all about.
    The POPULAR vote is what the electoral vote was all about, if a candidate campaign in their state then the vote would lean towards that candidate and they would get the electoral vote and IF ALL states popular vote was for a single candidate then they would be elected, like the electoral college would normally do.
    IF a candidate ONLY campaigned in the high population states then that candidate would normally just LOOSE.

  3. No way, it is not working, usual demo-rats BS ! They tries overturn American Constitution, demorats is loosers !

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