12 STATES AGREEING TO DITCH ELECTORAL COLLEGE FOR POPULAR VOTE

Colorado has become the 12th state agreeing to ditch the Electoral College and give all electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote in…

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Breitbart: Colorado has become the 12th state agreeing to ditch the Electoral College and give all electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote in presidential elections.

Democrat Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill on Friday that would award Colorado’s presidential electoral votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote in a presidential election, allowing the state to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

Members of the compact, which includes 11 states and the District of Columbia, agreed to award all presidential electoral votes to the candidate who wins the nationwide popular vote instead of giving the votes to the Electoral College.

But the compact only takes effect if states combine for 270 or more electoral votes— the number of votes needed to win a presidential election— agreeing to its terms.

Now that Colorado has joined the compact, the compact needs states representing 181 electoral votes before states can begin awarding electoral votes to the popular vote winner.

If enough states agree to the terms of the compact, it could change how presidential elections are decided by limiting the power of the Electoral College.

The 11 states which have already agreed to the compact Vermont, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and California have passed legislation in their respective statehouses agreeing to favor the popular vote in presidential elections.

New Mexico could be the next state to sign on to the compact, as its Senate recently passed a bill in favor of awarding electoral votes to the national popular vote winner.

Although the popular vote movement has been branded as a bipartisan effort by supporters of the legislation, all the states that have signed onto the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact are blue states.

The popular vote movement also gained traction among Democrats after the 2016 presidential election, when President Trump won the election against his Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton but lost the popular vote by three million votes.

Trump took home 304 electoral votes, while Clinton had 227 votes. Since then, Democrats have sought to get rid of the Electoral College and replace it with a popular vote system.

Clinton herself called for abolishing the Electoral College in September 2018, claiming the country should get rid of it because Trump was a terrible president who threatened American democracy.

Other Democrats turned their calls for getting rid the Electoral College into action. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced a bill in Congress in January seeking to abolish the Electoral College.

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7 Comments on 12 STATES AGREEING TO DITCH ELECTORAL COLLEGE FOR POPULAR VOTE

  1. The Eastern seaboard and California; watch for the rest of the Pacific Coast to be next.

  2. Most Yankee states and they called The South subversive. Typical.

  3. When the states violate the Constitution, it becomes a matter for the Supreme Court. Hopefully, SOMEONE will take this case to them.

  4. Shirley Manning // March 17, 2019 at 1:01 pm // Reply

    How many know the reason for the electoral college that was written into the Constitution? If you don’t know then research the reason.

  5. Old Pioneer // March 17, 2019 at 12:54 pm // Reply

    We are NOT A democracy but a Constitutional Republic which was set up expressly by our God inspired Forefathers so lowly populated areas would have the same voting clout as the major cities have, i.e no Majority rule as per the Constitution which would be TOTALLY violated if the Electoral College was disbanded…. The DemocRAT’s will do ANYTHING to win an election because of all the money they can steal from the taxpayers!!! Time for Term Limits, no perks, no retirement, and no lobbying of any kind for 10 years after you leave office!!!

  6. Shirley Manning // March 17, 2019 at 12:48 pm // Reply

    Then these 12 states should not be counted in the federal election for president.

  7. This wouldn’t have changed anything in the last election, as all of the states that have done this went to the democrats anyway. All it will really do is delay the final election results for days, possibly weeks.

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