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Is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact constitutional?

The interstate State Compact, if it ever was implemented by states representing 270 or more electors would almost certainly be tested in court. Until it is tested in the Supreme court, nobody can ...
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What effect does the recent SCOTUS decision on faithless electors have on the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact?

This decision means that the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact(NPVIC) could be more strictly enforced in states that have laws against faithless electors. The two cases related to this decision,...
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What would happen if the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact was ratified between a presidential election and when the electoral college votes?

If the NPVIC was ratified after election day and before the day the electoral college votes, what would happen (assuming that the Supreme Court did not judge it an illegal pact)? That would mean that ...
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Does National Popular Vote Interstate Compact make allowances for states to leave after joining?

Yes - the bill text contains a provision for a state to withdraw from the agreement. Under Article IV - Other Provisions: Any member state may withdraw from this agreement, except that a withdrawal ...
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Is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact constitutional?

Completely constitutional. Article II, section 1 of the Constitution: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number ...
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Does the NPVIC only take effect once enough states sign for it to have legal force?

No. The Compact does not come into effect until there are 270 Electoral Votes distributed among all signatories. Presently, all signatories are assigning electors by a Winner Takes all First Past ...
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Do Virginia Democrats support the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact?

nationalpopularvote.com is a good resource for this. This year a bill was introduced by three Virginia delegates HB 2422, but it was defeated in Privileges and Elections subcommittee in February. ...
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Is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact constitutional?

The original Constitution text about elector selection would have allowed this, but the passage of the 14th Amendment made it unconstitutional and unconstitutional in a way that is dangerous for the ...
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Why are California Republicans against the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact?

The answer is extremely simple: Republicans have twice won the Electoral College while losing the popular vote - in 2000 and 2016. Given the changes in demographics it's likely that the trend will ...
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Why don't the states in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact apportion their electoral votes by congressional district?

Since the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact only takes effect once it covers enough electoral college votes to decide the presidential election, and the compact dictates that the signers ...
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Why don't the states in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact apportion their electoral votes by congressional district?

The issue would be that unless every state agreed, those that changed their method of apportionment would likely have less influence overall. Take California, for example, with its 55 electoral votes....
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Why don't the states in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact apportion their electoral votes by congressional district?

Because you can use gerrymandering to make it so that the popular vote in a state doesn't win the majority of the congressional districts in that state. This of course is not counting for the two ...
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Why are California Republicans against the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact?

We have two modern examples of the plurality winner of the national popular vote not winning the electoral college. In both examples, it was the Democrat who won the plurality of the popular vote ...
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Is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact constitutional?

It is not Constitutional Article 1 Section 10: Powers Denied to the States No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, ...
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Is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact constitutional?

National Vote Compacts are a bit of a funny subject. Because while they often sound good in abstract (usually, when someone is unsatisfied with the winner of the electoral and wishes the popular vote ...
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Is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact constitutional?

States wishing to undermine the compact could specify that immediately after the election, it will immediately publish the combined number of votes received by the top two candidates, as well as the ...
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Is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact constitutional?

The main argument against would be that you could have your state bound to send its electoral votes to someone who did not appear on the ballot. For argument's sake, let's say Michael Bloomberg ...
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Why are California Republicans against the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact?

If there is a disparity between popular and electoral vote, that disparity will always play out in the form of less populated states exercising their proportionally bigger power. California, being ...
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