Wednesday, February 15, 2017

National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Fails in Montana

A Bill that would have the President Elected by a Popular vote, the National Popular Vote Compact, was tabled Monday by the Montana House Judiciary Committee.

The vote on House Bill 394 was 7 for and 12 opposed. The Bill was then Tabled where it could be voted on again or expire.

HB 394, introduced by Rep. Willis Curdy, D-Missoula, would have Montana enter into the Compact with 10 other States and D.C. It would have “allocate each state’s electoral votes to the presidential slate receiving the largest national popular vote total.”

Curdy said the System would be more fair as the Electoral votes would go to the winner of the National Popular vote.

He said the Bill does not abolish the Electoral College.

Some Members of the Committee, challenged Curdy on his claims, and some doubted the Bill would increase Montana’s influence in an Election.

Discussion about changing the Electoral College has increased since the Nov. 8 Presidential Election when Democrat Clinton received more of the Popular Vote over now, President Trump.

When enough States pass the Compact Bill and has 270 Electoral votes, currently the Compact has 165, the Electoral College could elect a President with a Popular Vote lead.

CLICK HERE for more information about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

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