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What is the status of the National Popular Vote Compact?

 

Fourteen states plus D C (189 electors) have agreed to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.  The compact can go into effect when 270 electors commit. The National Popular Vote proposal is as strange as expecting one state to concede its votes to another.   The organization claims that American voters should be able to dictate to small state electors when casting their Electoral votes—even if the small state opposed the popular winner in their state. 

 

Would we ever consider choosing another state’s governor? It is absurd for one state to demand how another state vote on national issues.  These notions are as ridiculous as the National Popular Vote Compact.  Electors in one state should have no impact on electors in another.  The only honorable thing to do is what the Founders set up: each state’s electors represent their own state in the national election and none other. 

 

It has been enacted into law in 15 jurisdictions possessing 189 electoral votes, these are DC, DE, HI, RI, VT, CO, CT, MD, MA, NM, WA, CA, IL, NJ, NY.    If you live in one of these states, contact you Senator and Representative asking them to rescind the Compact.   If you don’t live in one of these states, contact your legislators asking that they not support the Compact.