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    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/05/07/connecticut-links-electoral-college-popular-vote/587561002/

    Connecticut lawmakers passed a bill to join states that have pledged their Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.

    The state Senate voted 21-14 to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact on Saturday after the House of Representatives narrowly passed the bill 77-73 last week. The measure now heads to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy who has indicated he will sign it into law.

    "The vote of every American citizen should count equally, yet under the current system, voters from sparsely populated states are awarded significantly more power than those from states like Connecticut," Malloy said in a statement Saturday. "This is fundamentally unfair. The National Popular Vote compact will ensure an equal vote for every American citizen, regardless of which state they happen to live in."

    The aim of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is to "guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes" by having states pledge all the electoral votes to the candidate who gets the highest vote total nationally.

    The compact would take effect if states with 98 more electoral votes enact the legislation. At that point, the members would represent a majority of the Electoral College and possess the 270 votes needed to elect the president.


    Does anyone think that states would be making this change if Hillary had won the presidential election? Just like the changes to the congressional procedural rules under Obama, the Dems never seem to consider that the shoe might one day be on the other foot.
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    So if this initiative is successful nationally it basically abolishes the Electoral College? Hmm.....
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    • #3
      Originally posted by thughes View Post
      So if this initiative is successful nationally it basically abolishes the Electoral College? Hmm.....
      At this point it appears to be just virtue signaling because the only states that have signed on are solidly blue states.

      How much did Hillary win the popular vote by? It will be hilarious if Trump wins the popular vote in 2020 and these solidly blue states disenfranchise all their Democrat voters by giving their electoral votes to the Republican candidate.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by WARFAB View Post

        At this point it appears to be just virtue signaling because the only states that have signed on are solidly blue states.

        How much did Hillary win the popular vote by? It will be hilarious if Trump wins the popular vote in 2020 and these solidly blue states disenfranchise all their Democrat voters by giving their electoral votes to the Republican candidate.
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        I have to bend over too far

        I get a boner.

        bareback every couple of days, GTG. Bareback, brokeback, same $hit!

        I joined a support group to help me deal with my social anxiety but I just can't seem to work up the nerve to go to a meeting......

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        • Norm DeGuerre
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          classy shirt, norm
          you should wear it to lunch ..

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        Way to perpetuate the sheep mentality CT.
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        • #6
          Originally posted by WARFAB View Post



          The aim of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is to "guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes" by having states pledge all the electoral votes to the candidate who gets the highest vote total nationally.

          The compact would take effect if states with 98 more electoral votes enact the legislation. At that point, the members would represent a majority of the Electoral College and possess the 270 votes needed to elect the president.

          .
          You know,
          I went and looked in the Constitution for the united States
          but I could find no " Popular Vote Interstate Compact"
          further,
          just what happened to the STATE's voting for the President as the Constitution clearly calls for .. ??
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          • WARFAB
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            Could be a fun SCOTUS case.

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          another issue that SCROTUS will decline to hear
          just like any 2A Case affirming that you have more than a Statutory Right
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