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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak Vetoes
National Popular Vote Bill

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 5/30/2019 5:37:01 PM

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) on Thursday vetoed a bill which would have pledged the state’s six electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote for President of the United States. Assembly Bill 186, which recently passed the Senate on a 12-8 vote, would have seen Nevada join with 14 other states in an agreement to vote for the winner of the popular vote. The Assembly had voted in favor of the measure 23-17. “Once effective, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact could diminish the role of smaller states like Nevada in national electoral contests and force Nevada’s electors to side with whoever wins the nationwide popular vote,

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It also violates the Constitutional ban on interstate compacts.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 5/30/2019 5:42:50 PM (No. 87175)
An honest democrat....?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: RenoVet68 5/30/2019 5:52:08 PM (No. 87184)
I didn't vote for this guy, but I'm willing to give him him a second look. I don't know how they think Nevada is a swing state but it is. (or may be). Keep the Electoral College as is.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/30/2019 6:00:53 PM (No. 87192)
Steve, like governors of smallish states knows which side the bread is buttered on. He goes on my list of REAL Democrats. The whole notion is ridiculous because of Article 10. He probably is trying to protect state funds from having to chase this dead horse down.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Starboard_side 5/30/2019 6:01:05 PM (No. 87193)
"could diminish the role"? No one will ever need to go to Nevada to campaign ever again, and that Yucca Mountain nuclear disposal site would be activated by states like CA in a NY minute, and with no need to worry about the EC votes, it won't be an issue for most others in the nation either. Now, have this interstate compact be for proportional allocation of each EC House vote, and allow each Senator to vote as they deem (likely partisan) then you may be on to something.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 5/30/2019 6:21:03 PM (No. 87205)
Absolutely amazing. A Dem who understands that this is illegal, and won't support it. One halfway decent Dem left in the whole country. Or does he have some other motive?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: starboard 5/30/2019 6:23:07 PM (No. 87208)
And a smart Democrat. That an oxymoron these days.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1 5/30/2019 6:30:24 PM (No. 87211)
Interstate Compacts are unconstitutional, unless approved by Congress. There are several in place which are so approved. (Just a gentle correction.)
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ahclem11 5/30/2019 6:32:10 PM (No. 87214)
My fantasy is that Trump wins all the red states and the popular vote. And the stupid blue states then give him their electoral college votes. Trump gets all EC votes! Fun fantasy.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: StrikingViking 5/30/2019 6:33:29 PM (No. 87216)
These Democrat officeholders all swore an oath to "defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States of America." The "National Popular Vote Bill" is intended to subvert one of the linchpins of our founding document: the Electoral College. The College was and is a carefully crafted compromise between the large states and small to guarantee that the large states wouldn't dominate the vote for a chief executive. Without this provision, the Constitution would never have been ratified and we would be living under a very different political system. A vote to subvert the Electoral College is nothing short of a betrayal of their oath. It borders on treason.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: NorthernDog 5/30/2019 6:48:40 PM (No. 87223)
Finally a Democrat with a brain. Hillzabub won NV but just 27,000 votes. Who would bother campaigning in a state where the net vote difference is just a few thousand?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Vesicant 5/30/2019 6:57:58 PM (No. 87228)
All well and good, but he got elected on a seriously anti-gun platform.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: HerbVA 5/30/2019 7:08:51 PM (No. 87232)
I am gobsmacked that a democrat has this insight and courage. Maybe he sees the the day when State sovereignty is eliminated, and Calizuelans can elect a governor of Nevada.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 5/30/2019 7:11:55 PM (No. 87236)
Amazing!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: LeeBertie 5/30/2019 7:39:12 PM (No. 87248)
Unconstitutional on its face. Although Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution entrusts to the state legislatures the power to determine the manner in which presidential electors are selected, that power is not plenary in the customary sense.Rather, that power is limited, and the extent of that limitation is borne out by the historical understanding of the scope of state authority under Article II.At the time of the Framing of the U.S. Constitution, the framers envisioned a system in which states would select electors in accordance with the sentiments of state citizens, not the nation generally. Norman R. Williams https://digitalcommons.law.byu.edu/lawreview/vol2012/iss5/3 the Compact is unconstitutional because it promotes combination among the states and effectively creates a direct popular election. Because these results are precisely what the Framers deliberately sought to avoid when they carefully detailed the “finely wrought” electoral procedures in Article II, Section 1, the Compact makes an impermissible fundamental alteration to the Electoral College. The Compact would force a state’s electors to disregard their state’s unique interests and, instead, vote for whomever secures a plurality of the national popular vote, regardless of that candidate’s performance in that specific state. To prevent this crisis-in-waiting from occurring, this Note concludes that if states ever attempt to enforce the Compact, a court should apply the “finely wrought” standard from Chadha and City of New York and strike down the deal, thereby preventing supporters of the Compact from passing a de facto constitutional amendment that deprives the non–compacting states of their current political power in presidential elections. Patrick C. Valencia https://harvardjol.com/2018/10/26/combination-among-the-states-npvic-unconstitutional/
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Reply 15 - Posted by: BarryNo 5/30/2019 8:03:26 PM (No. 87264)
I hope the voters are paying attention to how their elected representatives are throwing away their influence. It's called disenfranchisement. Its sorta like how the Dems want non-citizens to vote.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: PChristopher 5/31/2019 12:16:41 AM (No. 87373)
Thank God there are still a few American Democrats left who can foil the Soviet Democrats that seem to be running wild!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: SALady 5/31/2019 12:16:46 AM (No. 87374)
I am totally shocked I tell you!!! Totally!!! First the Demon-Rat governor of Louisiana signs a pro-life bill into law!!! Now the Demon-Rat governor of Nevada vetoes this unconstitutional pile of garbage that would have hurt his state!!! Wow, I'm guessing they had to get those heavy winter coats out in Hell, because it clearly froze over!!!!!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trigger2 5/31/2019 3:07:19 AM (No. 87408)
A demonrat governor vetoed this bill. It's shocking that one demonrat gets it.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: anniebc 5/31/2019 3:43:42 AM (No. 87421)
Needle in a haystack.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: beca 6/1/2019 10:30:32 PM (No. 88866)
Hurray....a dem who is willing to do the right thing...TY SIR!!!!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Tptems 6/2/2019 8:13:09 AM (No. 89019)
I have a difficult time believing anything like this would ever pass nationally because it would marginalize so many states, and independents (the largest voting block).
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