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Popular Vote States Agreement

On the map below, each square is for one voice (out of 538). On April 1, 2019, the Nevada National Assembly voted 23:17 in favor of Nevada 186 to join the National Popular Interstate Compact. [16] [17] On May 21, 2019, the Nevada Senate voted 12 to 8 for AB 186 and sent the bill to the governor`s office. [18] He calls the system « indefensible » because it has created two types of voters: « the voter of the battle state, who has all the power with the American president, and the voter of the flyover state who has very little. » Only one of the 13 smallest states (with 3 or 4 votes) received one of the 253 election campaigns, the divided Battle State of New Hampshire. All the other states in this group have been ignored. Only 3 of the 25 smallest states (with 7 or less votes) received one of the campaign rallies. All the other small states have been ignored. The three states that attracted attention were the very divided battle states of New Hampshire, Iowa and Nevada. Until Wednesday morning, Democratic candidate Joe Biden led President Trump nationally with nearly 2 million votes. Biden`s lead has now increased to more than 4.3 million.

On May 30, 2019, Nevada Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak vetoed Assembly Bill 186 (AB 186) that would have joined Nevada in the National Popular Vote Interstate Pact. Governor Sisolak said, « Once the national popular vote has been effective since then, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact could reduce the role of smaller states like Nevada in national election campaigns and force Nevada voters to side with those who will win the national referendum, not candidates who will vote for the Nevadas. » [15] A few months later, Professor Akhil Amar and his brother, Professor Vikram Amar of the University of California Hastings School of Law, wrote a paper in which they suggested that states could coordinate their efforts by enacting uniform laws in accordance with the presidential clause and the constitution pact. [113] Legislation could be structured so that it would only come into force if enough states could control the majority of the electoral college (270 votes), thus guaranteeing that the winner of the national elections would also win the electoral college. [114] Bennett and the Amar brothers « are generally called the intellectual godfathers » of NPVIC. [115] On his face, the Compact Clause is supposed to prohibit any interstate pact without congressional approval.