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If Nevada’s Democratic governor signs a bill passed by the state senate Tuesday into law, his state will have moved the National Popular Vote movement six votes closer to effectively nullifying the Electoral College as established in the U.S. Constitution.

By a vote of 12-8, the Nevada Senate passed AB 186 on Tuesday, which if signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak, will add Nevada’s six electoral votes to the 189 votes already pledged by 14 other states in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would “guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.” If triggered, the pact would override the majority decision of voters in particular states.

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.

Including Trump’s victory over Clinton, there have been a total of “five instances where a presidential candidate has been elected without winning the popular vote since the Electoral College was created in 1787,” The Hill reports.

In a video for PragerU (below), Electoral College expert Tara Ross explains the rationale behind the current U.S. presidential voting system and summarizes some of the arguments against the National Popular Vote agreement, including the impact of states’ widely varying voting policies, the exponentially increased threat of voter fraud, and the encouragement of presidential candidates neglecting the needs and concerns of rural areas and smaller states.

“If NPV is adopted, and winning is only about getting the most votes, a candidate might concentrate all of his efforts in the biggest cities, or the biggest states,” she argues. “We could see the end of presidential candidates who care about the needs and concerns of people in smaller states or outside of big cities.”

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Mike Graybeal May 23, 2019
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This will not stand.... We as a Country will not allow California, Illinois, and Yew York pick our President. This is when the real SHOOTIN Revolution will start...
Kay May 23, 2019
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This needs to be Shut Down! I'm growing Angrier and Angrier Everyday! Go to Hell Democrats!
Sue May 23, 2019
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Please go to CONVENTION OF STATES, read and join. Give the power back to the people.
Sue May 23, 2019
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Does anyone read the U.S. Constitution? Do people even understand that our whole world would be reduced to being ruled by a majority instead of the electoral college? The electoral college points are deduced by how many voters are in each district all across the U.S. if the popular votes rules, then we could be ruled by only 4-5 states, I.e. California, New York, New Jersey and Illinois or Pennsylvania. Is that who you want to run our government? 5 states rule over the other 45 states? People better wake up and pay attention. I live in Oklahoma, I sure don't want California and New York telling me how to run my life. WAKE UP FELLOW AMERICANS, THIS IS NOT GOOD. STAND BEHIND TRUMP, HE'S STANDING BEHIND US.
Michael May 23, 2019
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Yeah, they'll favor this until Republicans start winning the popular vote, then they'll want to switch back or to something else.
IP350 May 23, 2019
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I think if this comes to fruition it may very well be the next Lexington + Concord.
PT May 23, 2019
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Might need to check the Constitution first. Unless you don't want to be a part of the United States.
Sam May 23, 2019
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The forefathers who came up with the electoral college are smarter than all you asswipes put together. You bettet leave things alone, you idiot bastards.
Kara May 22, 2019
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They are really hellbent to win the 2020 election, aren't they? I guess the voice of We, the People doesn't make any difference as they make up or change the laws setup under the Constitution of the United States to allow them to steal the election. They can't win on their own merits!! I always thought this type of action is under federal law; not the states. They are only doing this out of hatred for our duly elected President Trump. Losers -- every one of them!!
LST May 22, 2019
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Can't Demonrats, liberals, and raghead muslims be banned? The world would be so much better without all of them.
Love babies not kill them May 22, 2019
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The dems are terrorists against Americans and will cheat us to get whatever they want to gain illegal power
Amigorick May 22, 2019
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Way to go Dems!! You are putting all your eggs in one basket and taking for granted that your nominee will get the “Majority” of votes. Even IF most of Americans lose their minds and vote for you idiots, what happens when the crazy left, extreme socialist Part of your ignorant party start over taking you “main stream” Democrats. Then all of you will have erased yourselves from office and turned us into a third world country. At that point, do you really think those crazies are gonna let you keep your wealth !! Ha! Ha! Besides, the electoral votes from those crazy liberal states don’t HAVE to be counted.
Joseph Kempski May 22, 2019
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Nevada is so stupid. Guess I won't be going to las vegas again. Starve motherfuckers
Donald May 22, 2019
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Very bad move!!!
Shari Early May 22, 2019
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This stupidity has to stop.
roger mccalpin May 22, 2019
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So, every voter in nevada could vote for one candidate, and then give the electoral votes to the other? Way to go nevada
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