NEVADA BILL TO ELECT PRESIDENT BY POPULAR VOTE WINNER INTRODUCED TO ASSEMBLY…LOONY LIBS!

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CARSON CITY — A state lawmaker on Friday introduced a bill that seeks to elect the president by the overall popular vote.

Assembly Bill 274 by Assemblyman Nelson Araujo, D-Las Vegas, would enact the “Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.”

The bill would make the electors identified with the president and vice president who win the national popular vote the official presidential electors for each state.

The provisions of the bill would become effective on the date that states with enough electoral votes to constitute a majority of the electoral votes, 270 of 538, adopt the agreement.

The bill has been enacted by 11 jurisdictions possessing 165 electoral votes—61 percent of the 270 electoral votes necessary to activate it.

The debate over how to elect the president emerged again in the 2016 general election, when Republican Donald Trump won enough electoral votes to become president, but Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.

Critics of the proposal say the current system works fine, and that the change would give too much power to populous states like California and Florida.”

SOURCE: Bill to elect president by popular vote winner introduced to Assembly – reviewjournal.com

 

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2 thoughts on “NEVADA BILL TO ELECT PRESIDENT BY POPULAR VOTE WINNER INTRODUCED TO ASSEMBLY…LOONY LIBS!

    Brittius said:
    March 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

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    s e (@oldgulph) said:
    March 13, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    A survey of Nevada voters in 2008 showed 72% overall support for a national popular vote for President.

    By political affiliation, support for a national popular vote was 80% for a national popular vote among Democrats, 66% among Republicans, and 68% among Others.

    Because of state-by-state winner-take-all laws, not mentioned, much less endorsed, in the Constitution. . .

    In 2000, 537 popular votes in Florida determined that the candidate who had 537,179 less national popular votes would win.

    Less than 80,000 votes in 3 states determined the 2016 election, where there was a lead of over 2,8oo,ooo popular votes nationwide.

    Since World War II, a shift of a few thousand votes in 1, 2, or 3 states would have elected a 2nd-place candidate in 6 of the 18 presidential elections

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