A bill is about to come across the state governor’s desk that could potentially have a huge impact on the 2020 election next year, as it seeks to give all of the electoral college votes to the popular vote winner.
The war over the Electoral College has been waging for awhile now, but gained a lot of heat after President Trump lost the popular election and still got enough Electoral College votes to defeat Hillary Clinton and take the White House.
The purpose of the Electoral College is to prevent big cities from dictating how the nation as a whole is governed and ensuring folks who live in rural areas have a voice in national elections.
Thus far, 14 states and one district have officially passed the measure, their collective electoral vote total currently at 189. The compact requires a minimum of 270 total pledged electoral votes to go into effect. Should Sisolak sign the bill, the total would edge up to 195 votes.
The 15 jurisdictions, which are predominantly blue, that have signed on thus far are: California (55), Colorado (9), Connecticut (7), Delaware (3), the District of Columbia (3), Hawaii (4), Illinois (20), Massachusetts (11), Maryland (10), New Jersey (14), New Mexico (5), New York (29), Rhode Island (4), Vermont (3), and Washington (12).
“The bill has passed one house in 9 additional states with 82 electoral votes (AR, AZ, ME, MI, MN, NC, NV, OK, OR), including a 40–16 vote in the Republican-controlled Arizona House and a 28–18 in Republican-controlled Oklahoma Senate, and been approved unanimously by committee votes in two additional Republican-controlled states with 26 electoral votes (GA, MO),” the National Popular Vote website explains.
As CNN underscores suggestively, the Electoral College “clinched President Donald Trump the 2016 presidential victory despite Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton winning a popular-vote majority by nearly 3 million votes.” Among the high-profile Democrats pushing for the elimination of the Electoral College are presidential candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA), Sen. Kamala Harris (CA), and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX), CNN notes.
The Electoral College is an incredibly important part of the American system, guaranteeing that every American voice and vote matters, which is something liberals hate because folks in the middle of the country often help hold their radical agendas in check.
Without the Electoral College, big cities, the vast majority of which are run by liberals, would be the ones deciding the path forward for our country, and you can bet your bottom that would be bad, bad news for those of us who treasure freedom.
The fear here is that this bill, if signed into law, will inspire other states to follow suit. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.
Source: Daily Wire