Big govt, Elections, Politics

15 States Trying to Abolish Electoral College

Nevada just became the latest state to join the National Popular Vote pact to abolish the Electoral College and give liberal strongholds, such as California and New York, “majority” control over the White House. Fourteen other states plus the District of Columbia have already decided to give their state’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. Although the measure is now 75 electoral votes away from the 270-vote threshold needed to swing the electoral vote, Maine and Oregon are predicted to surrender their nonliberal constituents’ voting rights on a false pedestal of “representation.”

Here’s more from MSN…

The man who helped invent scratch-off lottery tickets now has his sights set on a bigger prize: overhauling the way the United States elects presidents.

On Tuesday, Nevada became the latest state to pass a bill that would grant its electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote across the country, not just in Nevada. The movement is the brainchild of John Koza, a co-founder of National Popular Vote, an organization that is working to eliminate the influence of the Electoral College.

If Nevada’s governor signs the bill, the state will become the 15th — plus the District of Columbia — to join an interstate pact of states promising to switch to the new system. Those states, including Nevada, have a total of 195 electoral votes. The pact would take effect once enough states have joined to guarantee the national winner 270 electoral votes, ensuring election.

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