Two distinct ideas have been proposed to scrap the Electoral College as we know it in favor of a popular vote: A constitutional amendment that eliminates the Electoral College; An interstate compact of states pledging their electoral votes to the winners of the popular vote. 2019-02-21 · in 2016, Colorado Democrats introduced the bill to join the compact after Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, won the presidency with the most Electoral College votes over Democrat Hillary Clinton, who beat him in the popular national tally by more than 3 million votes.
2019-08-02 · In 2001, a coalition of law professors started outlining an Electoral College workaround that became the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, or NPVIC. In June of this year, Oregon governor Kate Brown signed a bill making her state the 16th jurisdiction to join it. 2019-11-20 · Footnote: /6JN4RI7nkes Thank you, my patrons, for making this video possible: /bePatron?u=227816 Special thanks: Ameli. 2017-09-05 · Many Republican endorsers of the Compact, it turns out, share the same concern about the Electoral College—that Democrats start with a structural advantage—and are eager to play under a different set of rules. “I believe the Blue Wall is real,” Anuzis tells me. 2014-04-17 · The compact represents a clever workaround to the Electoral College. By signing on, states agree they will award their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote for example, New York would have given its electoral votes to George W. Bush in 2004. 2019-03-04 · Colorado recently passed a measure that, similar to those of several other states, would tie their state’s electoral votes to whoever wins the national popular vote. New Mexico is now in the midst of the same, joining the currently 11 states and the District of Columbia, accounting for a total of 172 electoral votes, that have.
2019-03-05 · The Movement To Skip The Electoral College Is About To Pass A Major Milestone With Colorado expected to join, the National Popular Vote compact is about to snag its first purple state. The idea that the Electoral College was designed to protect small states and protects them today is a myth worth busting. As a plan to elect our next President by popular vote—the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact—progresses toward its goal, proponents of the Electoral College. 2019-05-28 · Why bother amending the Constitution when you can just agree to ignore it? It technically does not eliminate the Electoral College, it just awards the electoral votes from the states that sign onto the compact to the winner of the national popular vote. The compact only kicks in if enough states amounting to 270 electoral votes–a White House win–sign onto the plan.
re: Electoral College Compact question Posted by SquatchDawg on 4/9/19 at 1:59 pm to Gaspergou202 You say that in jest but in a number of red states the possibility of swinging the popular vote to Trump to force these states to abide by their own laws would get a ton of folks to the polls that might not otherwise bother since their state is a foregone conclusion under normal circumstances. The 189 electoral votes currently pledged to the compact 70% can seem close to the necessary 270 to effectively get rid of the electoral college, but looking at the remaining states leaves one wondering which are likely to sign on. 2019-03-20 · Of course the Electoral College has never functioned as intended at any point in American history. It utterly failed to live up to this mandate in 2016, allowing Trump to ooze through the cracks despite his obvious treachery and criminality -- and despite the fact that he lost the national popular vote by nearly three million. 2016-12-19 · Hillary Clinton won more votes than Donald Trump in last month’s presidential election. But due to the magic of the Electoral College, Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. Yes, the November 8 “presidential election” was in actuality the venerable ritual in which the.
2019-07-19 · After Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016, the compact gathered even more steam. Sixteen states have now passed laws to enter this compact, representing 196 of the 270 electoral votes the compact would need to constitute a majority in the Electoral College and trigger its implementation. 2016-11-10 · If a few more states join, their combined electoral votes will reach 270, and the compact will take legal force. At that point, the Electoral College will become a footnote. The winner of the popular vote will instantly be awarded the necessary electoral votes to become president under the Constitution. 2019-11-17 · Once states totaling 270 electoral votes join the compact -- which only requires passing state laws -- then the next presidential election will be determined by the popular vote, not the Electoral College." Is it possible to eliminate the Electoral College without amending the Constitution? We wanted to get to the bottom of that claim. Fix The Electoral College! Tell your state representatives to make your vote count via the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Engage the Election project was a direct response by Campus Compact to engage community colleges leveraging the midterm elections in 2018. Its goal was to create wide-reaching electoral engagement opportunities for community college students, many of whom are first-generation, low-income, and students of color.
2019-09-17 · Four lawmakers have introduced a bill to place New Mexico into an inter-state compact that requires Electoral College voters to cast ballots for the national popular vote winner. States representing 270 electoral votes must join for the compact to function. 2019-05-23 · May 23 2019. Nevada set to join compact to subvert the Electoral College. by Jennifer C. Braceras. The state of Nevada is among the latest to attempt an end run around our constitutionally prescribed method of electing the President. Whereas under our current electoral college system, a president can win with the support of only 11 states and roughly 23 percent of the vote. But I agree: NPV seems to be an effort by Democrats to lock down the electoral college votes of swing states which happen to be temporarily in the control of the Democratic Party.
2019-03-03 · Advocates of the compact are holding out hope that more states will follow Colorado in joining the compact, which was first introduced in academic research papers as a way to effectively get rid of the Electoral College system without going through the daunting process of. 2019-03-04 · QUESTION: Marty, Colorado is changing its law that the electoral college will be assigned according to the popular vote to try to stop Trump. Would you care to comment on this? MS ANSWER: In Colorado during the 2016 Presidential Election, 48.2% voted for Hillary and 43.3% for Trump. The danger of this bill means that the people of. The Electoral College was an experiment by the Founders. Having no democratic models to go by, they had to wing it. They thought an electoral college would balance the conflicting positions of the slavers, the small states, the elites, and the ave.
2018-05-10 · The pact is meant to be a work-around to the constitutional requirements that created the Electoral College system, which awards each state's electors to the winner of that state. In theory, the game-changing compact would take effect once it signs on states representing at least 270 electoral votes, the threshold to win the presidency. 2019-03-19 · Abolishing the electoral college would indeed be one way of instituting a popular presidential vote, but there’s already an initiative underway that could bring about the same result without the hassle of a constitutional amendment: the National Popular Vote interstate compact.
2018-10-01 · New Mexico is a winner-take-all state, which means it allocates all five of its Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote in the state. If the NPVIC ever takes effect, New Mexico would instead award those votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote of the compact.
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