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The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is an agreement among a group of U.S. states and the District of Columbia to award all their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The compact is designed to ensure that the candidate who receives the most votes nationwide is elected president, and it would come into effect only when it would guarantee that outcome. As of October 2020, it has been adopted by fifteen states and the District of Columbia, although it is suspended in Colorado. Including Colorado, these states have 196 electoral votes, which is 36% of the Electoral College and 73% of the 270 votes needed to give the compact legal force.
Certain legal questions may affect implementation of the compact. Some legal observers believe states have plenary power to appoint electors as prescribed by the compact; others believe that the compact will require congressional consent under the Constitution's Compact Clause or that the presidential election process cannot be altered except by a constitutional amendment.
National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
The decision comes after the 2016 election when President Donald Trump beat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton not by the popular vote, but by the combined votes of the Electoral College. Trump got 304 of their votes while Clinton got 227, but she got about 3 million more popular votes than Trump did.
Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she is one of the 538 electors in the Electoral College.
originally posted by: MetalThunder
Supreme Court: Electoral College Must Vote For Their State’s Popular Vote Winner
Ain't that something ....
originally posted by: drewlander
a reply to: DBCowboy
Is Pelosi going to fumigate him out with drunk-breath and close-talking? Anti-trumpers can scream at the moon all night; The end result will still only be a salt harvest.