US states banding together to bypass Electoral College

boontito

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Jan 2008
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We're seeing the same thing in New York. Anything outside of the Five Boroughs is basically nonexistent where NYC is concerned. There is serious movement now to force NYC to separate from the rest of the state.
Which is funny, don't you think, because it's based in the same logic of those supporting the national popular vote. But if you told them that, they'd be offended and argue.
 
May 2013
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Blue states band together looking to bypass Electoral College
The plan has been given new impetus after Colorado Gov. Jared Polis(D) said this week that he will sign a bill to have his state become the 12th state, along with the District of Columbia, to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

The states making up the compact, which already includes New York, Illinois and all the New England states except for New Hampshire, would commit to awarding their electoral votes to whomever wins the popular vote nationally, regardless of the results in the Electoral College.

So far, these states, with Colorado, add up to 181 electoral votes, well short of the 270 needed to ascend to the White House.

Advocates are doubtful that enough states can join the compact for it to take effect by 2020, but hold hope of garnering enough support by 2024 as a handful of states like New Mexico also consider the measure, though proponents acknowledge the path to get to 270 will be far from easy.
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Fascinating.. get enough states to say yes to popular vote and the EC system currently used to elect a potus is over. and it looks to be legal :think:
More "Woe is us" right wing paranoia. It would take a constitutional amendment for that to happen. Which means it will never happen.
 
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It would be interesting if the states made a compact to give those 270 or more electoral votes to the candidate with the least amount of popular vote, instead of the most. You'd have candidates telling the public to not vote for them, because they are total assholes and bring back honesty in government again.
 
Mar 2019
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Blue states band together looking to bypass Electoral College
The plan has been given new impetus after Colorado Gov. Jared Polis(D) said this week that he will sign a bill to have his state become the 12th state, along with the District of Columbia, to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

The states making up the compact, which already includes New York, Illinois and all the New England states except for New Hampshire, would commit to awarding their electoral votes to whomever wins the popular vote nationally, regardless of the results in the Electoral College.

So far, these states, with Colorado, add up to 181 electoral votes, well short of the 270 needed to ascend to the White House.

Advocates are doubtful that enough states can join the compact for it to take effect by 2020, but hold hope of garnering enough support by 2024 as a handful of states like New Mexico also consider the measure, though proponents acknowledge the path to get to 270 will be far from easy.
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Fascinating.. get enough states to say yes to popular vote and the EC system currently used to elect a potus is over. and it looks to be legal :think:
Sounds good to me. This will also help states that aren't swing states. Candidates will have to campaign nationally to get the majority support, even in states that aren't close.
 
Mar 2019
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Sounds good to me. This will also help states that aren't swing states. Candidates will have to campaign nationally to get the majority support, even in states that aren't close.
It will definitely change campaign strategy and keep candidates from taking states for granted, because they think they will get the electoral vote when they are well ahead. With that change, they will need to motivate voting to get the popular vote. The compact only goes into effect when enough states agree to it, enough meaning 270 electoral votes or more.
 
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Which is funny, don't you think, because it's based in the same logic of those supporting the national popular vote. But if you told them that, they'd be offended and argue.
How would that be? The People's Republik of New Yorkistan is so navy blue the last Republican that went to the state was Ronald Reagan. And even then the Five Boroughs and Erie County, specifically, the City of Buffalo, went to Walter Mondull. If NYC doesn't separate, I support a mini Electoral College for Governor of NY State.