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Nevada Set To Join States Dumping Electoral College

Nevada is set to become the fifteenth state to dump the Electoral College for electing presidents.

The Senate passed a bill that would award Nevada’s Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote.

If the Democrat governor signs the bill, Nevada would join other states in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an agreement among states to award their Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate that wins the national popular vote.

The idea of dumping the Electoral College is pushed by a non-profit group, National Popular Vote, that seeks to elect presidents on the basis of the nationwide popular vote.

Getting rid of the Electoral College gained momentum following the election of President Trump who won the Electoral College but not the popular vote.

Hillary Clinton would be president if the 2016 election was based on the national popular vote.

The Hill reports:

Most recently, President Trump won office in the 2016 election after losing the popular vote to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million votes. However, Trump won the election by securing 304 electoral votes.

If Nevada joins, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact will have 195 electoral votes.

Presidential candidates would ignore small states and campaign to appeal to voters in big cities if the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is successful in replacing the Electoral College.

In reality, small states like Nevada would be giving up their political voice by allowing big cities to select the president.

It seems like hating President Trump is more important than making sure a presidential candidate is paying attention to issues in small states.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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