Thursday, February 23, 2017

CT Could be Next National Popular Vote Interstate Compact State

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are throwing support to Legislation that would require Connecticut to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, a group of States wanting to pool their Electoral College Votes for the Presidential Candidate who wins the Popular Vote.

Both argue every American’s vote should be counted equally.

Wednesday’s announcement by Malloy and Wyman comes as Lawmakers hear testimony on numerous Bills that would have Connecticut join 10 States and D.C. who have signed onto the Compact since 2006.

Some lawmakers, mostly Democrats, have voiced frustration with seeing another Candidate secure the Presidency without winning the Popular Vote.

But Republican Rep. Rob Sampson says he worries Candidates would only focus on large population centers.

The Compact need enough States to have 270 Electoral Votes to be successful. The current count is 165.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker
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