REPORT: State senate backs effort to replace Electoral College with national popular vote

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AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Senate voted narrowly on Tuesday to join an interstate effort that would aim to undo the Electoral College in its current configuration by awarding presidential electors based on the national winner of the popular vote.

The bill from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, passed the Senate in a 19-16 vote on Tuesday and faces further action in both chambers. If it becomes law, Maine would join 15 other jurisdictions in an interstate compact aimed at electing presidents by popular vote.

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Presidential elections are decided by the Electoral College, which gives small states an outsized influence by apportioning electors based on the members of a state’s congressional delegation. Five presidents — including Republican Donald Trump — have been elected without winning the popular vote. Maine is one of two states to award electors by congressional district.

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4 Comments

  1. Beth May 14th, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Then i say, We need Convention of States! 34 states thats all that is need 34 overrules 16. New York and California shouldn’t get to decide who gets elected!

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    • Joanne May 14th, 2019 at 7:31 pm

      Exactly.

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  2. Vicki May 14th, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Talk about constitutional crisis… it had Dem written all over it

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  3. JM May 15th, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    California and other liberal states issue drivers licenses to illegal aliens and then they’re registered to vote. Some states don’t require any ID. Trump would have won the popular vote by 1.7 million without California’s illegal alien voting. Socialist Communist Democrats are quickly shredding The Constitution and they must be stopped.

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