Nevada passes National Popular Vote bill in bid to upend Electoral College

The Nevada Senate approved Tuesday 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 as expected 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.
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48 Responses to Nevada passes National Popular Vote bill in bid to upend Electoral College

  1. Steven Wright says:

    Death to traitors.

  2. Jack says:

    Sounds like WF in 14 states and the District of Columbia.

  3. Camperfixer says:

    The Leftist traitors are getting desperate…this is their big play despite the EC being Constitutional.

    • FaCubeItches says:

      Right….the Constitution. That paper – that is ever more observed primarily in the breach – guarantees peace in our time!

  4. Don Curton says:

    Congrats, they just made Nevada irrelevant to all future national elections. Might as well go all out and call themselves eastern California.

    Didn’t these idiots take a govt class in high school? We don’t live in a democracy. That’s not how it works.

    • Sanders says:

      But they’ve been told we live in a democracy for over 100 years. Hell, they even went and fought and died to “protect the world for democracy”.

      The brainwashing isn’t complete, but it is dang sure getting close to being there.

    • Padawan says:

      I love when the high school kids debate why this country is a democracy and I get to shut them up by proving we’re really a republic.

    • POd American says:

      Most of the residents of LV are from Komiefornia that were originally from NY NY or NJ. They infect every layer of society that they come into contact with.

  5. Cavguy says:

    Like t-Fat says “that constitution is just a rag”. It is no longer relevant.

    What the hell do we do about this shit? Last I looked the US Constitution is STILL the law of the land?

    My you live on interesting times

    Cavguy

    • Nemo says:

      Barr should be on this like white on rice. However, he is being distracted by all of the Russia related booolsheeet and the CONgressional subpoena antics related to it which is probably the Demonrat plan.

      • RL says:

        Barr cannot affect how each state chooses to instruct its electors. That is constitutionally protected. However, if a state government wants to effectively disenfranchise the state’s voters, that is up to the state voters to fix, not the Attorney General.

    • FaCubeItches says:

      “What the hell do we do about this shit? Last I looked the US Constitution is STILL the law of the land?”

      That’s the thing about laws – they aren’t self-enforcing. When breached, someone actually has to investigate, prove, and punish. Nobody has done any of that for a long, long time.

  6. censusdesignatedplace says:

    Dumb and short-sighted as usual. Ask H. Reid how things like this can bite you in the ass.

    • judgeroybean says:

      True that. Somewhere down the road a Republican will win the popular vote and a democrat will win the EC vote, only to lose because of today’s fools.

      • Gator says:

        A republican will not win the popular vote in this country again, unless something drastic is done, like you had to be born here to vote, or you have to be gainfully emplyed to vote. Something of that nature. Thats never going ot happen. It is odd to see them doing this right now, though. Getting impatient I guess. After 2020, the republican party has zero chance of winning the presidency anyways. The demographics are already baked into the cake. Short of rounding up 15-20 million people and sending them back where they came from, thats already been decided. Don’t know why they are in such a hurry.

        • RL says:

          The dems are pushing now both because they are incapable of not pushing the boundaries, and because the dems who can look down the road are figuring out that they have to get it done in this decade, or they will permanently lose power. (and probably have quite a few of the power brokers in jail…)

        • MMinLamesa says:

          That is absolutely correct. I’ve wondered the same thing myself about why they’re so frantic now when the demographics will very shortly determine no more Republicans will ever win the WH again.

          I also wonder WTF will happen should a dem win the popular vote but not the EC until these states vote as agreed in their Compact. Collusion between states to increase their political sway is unConstitutional despite the Constitution saying they can decide how to award their electors.

          Awarding the electors proportionally is one thing, agreeing with other states to award them, for whatever reason, collectively is unConstitutional. I think it’s now or never with an AG like Barr to take this to the SC.

          Something is going to set things off, bet your ass on it.

  7. Will says:

    As Aesop posted a couple of days ago, the left is juggling lit torches standing in a foot of gasoline with this crap. I continue to believe we are very close to things getting sporty, which is not going to end how the left thinks it will end.

    • Bill says:

      Exactly, and don’t just know where the Governor lives, also know who his state police security detail is and where they live… Yes, it will get sporty as all HELL…..

      • FaCubeItches says:

        Who exactly is going to be making it sporty? The populace that has willingly taken it in the ass year after year for a century or more? THEY are going to suddenly decide to go all John Woo-y?

        The American Right only has two battle plans: (1) retreat; (2) surrender. The “leadership” of the American Right has a third; collaborate.

        • Wirecutter says:

          Thank you. I’m going to go down that same road in a future post.

        • Bacon says:

          Okay, so riddle me this … in what possible way does constantly denigrating the electorate serve to motivate anyone to try to fix any of this shit?

          Realism only helps when it leads to positive action. Encouraging people to get off their asses is useful. Discouraging people from even trying is not.

          Both Will and Bill offered constructive comments. I’m almost as pessimistic as you are, but damn brother, spewing pessimism doesn’t help anyone.

  8. NewVegasBadger says:

    Of course these same evil hypocrites would be singing the praises of the Electoral College if Hillary the Evil had “won” the election. We all know what the end goal is: to turn this country into a permanent one party socialist state.

  9. Chris Mallory says:

    Again, this is entirely Constitutional and is not treason. I don’t agree with it, but it is allowed by the Constitution.
    Article 2 Section 1 Clause 2:
    “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.”

    Did you read this: “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct,”

    That means if the state legislature wants to give a state’s electors to the winner of the popular vote, they can. It means if the state legislature doesn’t want to allow a state’s citizens to vote, they don’t have to. It means if the state legislature wants to allow a chicken shitting on a plywood grid to decide who gets the state’s electors, it would be Constitutional. It wasn’t until the 1870’s that all states allowed citizens to vote for president.

    • Chris Mallory says:

      Just thinking about it. Considering the presidents we have had for the past 100 years, Chickenshit Bingo might be a better option.

    • Rick says:

      Now for the Bonus Round: Get busy and discuss collusion between the several states.

    • singlestack says:

      Article 1, Section X, paragraph 3 – “No state shall, without the consent of Congress, . . . enter into any agreement or compact with another State . . .”

      Unless Congress passes a bill giving their approval the states are forbidden to do this. You think Trump would sign it?

      • Chris Mallory says:

        1893, Virginia vs. Tennessee. The Supremes held congressional consent is required only for a compact if it is “directed to the formation of any combination tending to the increase of political power in the States, which may encroach upon or interfere with the just supremacy of the United States.”

        Since the Constitution directly gives this power to the state legislatures, no consent by congress is needed.

        • ChuckN says:

          If you look at your text again, I think you will see that this is exactly the scenario. In redefining how their state will award EC votes, effectively demolishing it, political power is/will be shifted to those of higher populations. This has the direct effect of negating the EC of small population states. In doing so the supremacy is directly challenged as any national referendum would be decided but just 5+ states. In placing all political power into only a handful of states all political elections and appointments could be essentially stacked in such a way that even a constitutional convention would be rendered meaningless.

  10. Jeremy says:

    Watch that change when voter turnout beats fraud in California.

  11. Sanders says:

    You notice the places passing this had heavy “ballot harvesting” a.k.a voter fraud in the last election, which ALWAYS favors the Dimunists. If you think they won’t do it again, but in exponential numbers, in the upcoming 2020 election, I have a bridge I’ll sell you real cheap.

    • B_Rad says:

      The voter fraud gets worse each year. Exponentially. I don’t see anybody doing anything about it. California was a joke last election. I hope Trump has a plan. I think Florida and Georgia are in jeopardy.

      • Sanders says:

        I’d add Texas to that list, too. Beto came too close to Cruz, the popular incumbent, for comfort.

      • Richard Watson says:

        California was a joke last election.

        True enough. But if you’re conservative why even bother to vote (and they don’t). The way their primaries are run, the two candidates with the most votes, regardless of party, make it onto the ballot. So a lot of congressional and other races boil down to which democrat you prefer. Or incumbents are running unopposed. Plus you know the presidential race is going to the dems.

        And that is why dems run up big majorities there.

        • B_Rad says:

          I live in NorCal. A rural county. I vote by mail. Cali has a web site you can log onto to see if you’re vote was counted. My vote, or my wifes vote, has not been counted for the last 3 cycles. The libtards know that 85% of the people the use absentee ballots are conservatives. We’ve fought wars for this type of thing.

        • Bacon says:

          Why even bother? I answered you below.

  12. Brien says:

    Nevada essentially has 17 counties (16 counties and one independent city); All but 2 are RED (Washoe and Clark, where RENO and LAS VEGAS reside). The REAL residents of Nevada are against this. Nevada HAS been taken over.

  13. ya_right says:

    We need a patriotic state to pass a law to only allow vote %’ages to be certified and published and not vote counts. Boom!

  14. WestcoastDeplorable says:

    These “sore losers” just won’t quit, and all because “she” didn’t win, thank God.

  15. bogsidebunny says:

    The brainwashed Millennial championed social cancer is gonna destroy the constitution. I’m really glad I’m 77 cause it ain’t gonna end well.

  16. singlestack says:

    If Trump wins the popular vote and forces the leftist fools (but I repeat myself) to throw their EC votes to him I’m going to have to get medical help for a persistent schadenboner.

    • Bacon says:

      If you don’t count fraudulent ballots, Trump DID win the popular vote in 2016, by millions of votes. No reason to think he can’t do it again.

  17. Stretch says:

    The Dems will declare their candidate the winner (no matter what the popular or EC numbers), Trump will win the Constitutional vote.
    The shooting starts.
    SIGH I hate living in “Interesting Times.”

  18. Ed357 says:

    So in Commifornia…..the DEMocRAT candidate wins by 5 million votes….

    All of their electoral votes go the DEMocRAT…..all 55…..no matter the margin….

    Only two (2) states have a proportional electoral college vote….Maine and Nebraska….

    https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html

    I’d be more concerned about the national popular vote electing the president.

  19. Dan says:

    The blatant and open goal of this bullshit is to insure the commie demonrats NEVER lose another presidential election. If we had an honest Supreme Court they would overturn ALL these state laws for being the clear and obvious attempt to circumvent the Constitution that they blatantly are.

  20. Bacon says:

    Can’t believe no one said it yet … TINVOWOOT. If our votes actually counted, they wouldn’t allow us to cast them. But we should always vote anyway, not because they matter per se, but as a way to honor those who fought and died for our right to do so. That’s the REAL reason to vote, the rest is just smoke and mirrors.

Play nice.