US Popular Vote movement

Wolf

Slow Suicide's No Way To Go
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Mar 23, 2003
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Hadn't heard of this before:


There's a movement to have states join this compact and pledge their electoral votes for the national popular vote winner instead of their state winner.
They currently have 196 electoral votes on board, once they have states representing 270, the compact will go into effect. :hmm:




The states are listed below alphabetically. Click here for chronological history.

Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas - Passed House in 2007 and 2009
Arizona - Passed House in 2016
California - Enacted into law
Colorado - Enacted into law in 2019 by legislature and Governor, and approved by Colorado voters on November 3, 2020
Connecticut - Enacted into law
District of Columbia - Enacted into law
Delaware -
Enacted into law
Florida
Georgia - Unanimously approved by House committee in 2016
Hawaii - Enacted into law
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois - Enacted into law
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts - Enacted into law
Maryland - Enacted into law

Maine - Passed Maine in 2008 and 2019
Michigan - Passed House in 2008
Minnesota - Passed House in 2019
Missouri - Unanimously approved by House committee in 2016
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina - Passed Senate in 2007
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey - Enacted into law
New Mexico
- Enacted into law
Nevada - Passed Assembly in 2009, and passed the Assembly and Senate in 2019, but vetoed
New York - Enacted into law
Ohio
Oklahoma - Passed Senate in 2015
Oregon - Enacted into law
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island - Enacted into law
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia - Passed House in February 2020
Vermont - Enacted into law
Washington - Enacted into law

Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming
 

Mighty

Rainbows, unicorns, and butterflies.
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Aug 31, 2006
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Jesus fuck just use a regular map.
 

Joe_Cool

Judge Judy and Executioner
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Jun 30, 2003
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I think they could use the commerce clause to make it constitutional what do you think @Joe_Cool
:rofl: I hate you.




But in all seriousness...

Article 1 section 10 says: No State shall, without the Consent of Congress ... enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State

It's like they chose the wording specifically to flaunt the unconstitutionality of it.
 

Chuck Finley

Florida Man | Infamous ROFL Spammer
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May 1, 2002
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except, maybe it's not

where in the constitution does it say that states can't pick electors with whatever arbitrary means they decide? @Joe_Cool
,,,,says Floridaman :hmm:

Article 1, Section 10.

No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.

Not to mention they would be basing their electors on votes cast outside their state.
 

Chuck Finley

Florida Man | Infamous ROFL Spammer
Super Moderator
May 1, 2002
120,381
St Pete, FL
:rofl: I hate you.




But in all seriousness...

Article 1 section 9 says: No State shall, without the Consent of Congress ... enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State

It's like they chose the wording specifically to flaunt the unconstitutionality of it.
Section 10 :o
 
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Wolf

Wolf

Slow Suicide's No Way To Go
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Mar 23, 2003
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San Jose, CA
:rofl: I hate you.




But in all seriousness...

Article 1 section 9 says: No State shall, without the Consent of Congress ... enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State

It's like they chose the wording specifically to flaunt the unconstitutionality of it.
Maybe once they have 270 votes on board, they bring it to congress for consent?
 

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