Nevada Poised To Become 15th State To Ditch Electoral College
Added 05-22-19 08:06:02am EST - “The state senate voted along party lines to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would give the state's six electoral votes to the winner of the presidential popular vote.” - Npr.org
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Protesters demonstrate against then President-elect Donald Trump outside the State Capitol building in Carson City, Nev. in Dec. 2016 while Nevada's six Democratic presidential electors inside cast their official Electoral College ballots for Hillary Clinton. Scott Sonner/AP hide caption
Protesters demonstrate against then President-elect Donald Trump outside the State Capitol building in Carson City, Nev. in Dec. 2016 while Nevada's six Democratic presidential electors inside cast their official Electoral College ballots for Hillary Clinton.
That would have been the result of the 2016 presidential election — if the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact were in effect.
With a state Senate vote Tuesday, Nevada is close to becoming the latest state to sidestep the Electoral College when it comes to electing presidents.
According to the National Popular Vote organization, which oversees efforts to convince states to join the compact, 14 states and the District of Columbia have already agreed to pledge their 189 electors to the winner of the national popular vote — regardless of which candidate won the state. Nevada, with its six electoral votes, would bring the total to 195. Once 270 electors are pledged, the compact would kick in.
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