Saturday, May 20, 2017

National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Moves Ahead in Oregon Legislature

Thanks to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News for this post.

On May 18, the Oregon House Rules Committee passed HB 2927, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill.

It now moves to the House floor, where it has passed in three previous Sessions of the Legislature.

The Bill has always been blocked by Senate President Peter Courtney, a Democrat.

However, Courtney now says he will not block the Bill if it is Amended to provide that the Voters will vote on the Plan in November 2018, and that only if the Voters approve it will it become Law.

On May 24th, the Oregon House passed the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill (HB 2927).
It now goes to the State Senate were it could be amended to require the Voters to vote on the idea in the November 2018 Election.

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill would guarantee the Presidency to the Candidate who receives 270 Electoral Votes, by using the Popular Vote Candidate as their States' Candidate.

It has been enacted into Law in 10 States and D.C with 165 Electoral Votes (CA, DC, HI, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, RI, VT, WA).

This Interstate Compact will take effect when enacted by States with 105 more Electoral Votes.

It has passed at least one House in 12 additional States with 96 Electoral Votes (AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, ME, MI, NC, NM, NV, OK, OR) and been Approved unanimously by Committee Votes in two additional States with 27 Electoral Votes (GA, MO).

CLICK HERE for a Status of the National Popular Interstate Compact Vote Bill in Each State.

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