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Democrats Working To Eliminate The Electoral College

Jeff Katz
May 22, 2019 - 2:04 pm

On Tuesday, the Nevada Senate approved a National Popular Vote bill on a party-line vote, sending the legislation aimed at upending the Electoral College to the governor.

Assembly Bill 186, which passed the Senate on a 12-8 vote, would bring Nevada into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an agreement between participating states to cast their electoral votes for the winner of the popular vote.

If signed by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, Nevada would become the 16th jurisdiction to join the compact, along with 14 states and the District of Columbia. The compact would take effect after states totaling 270 electoral votes, and with Nevada, the total would reach 195. It is expected that Sisolak will sign the bill.

Although organizers of this movement claim this is a bipartisan effort, it clearly gained momentum following President Trump's 2016 victory as Democrats nationwide have continued to dispute the election results and make any attempt possible to derail this administration.

Left-wing group Public Citizen was, of course, thrilled with the results