Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill into law that would allow the state’s electoral college votes to go to the winner of the national popular vote.
Oregon is now the 15th state to join the National Popular State compact which is an agreement by the participating states to force their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, instead of the state’s own popular vote. In other words, the electoral votes could go against who the people of that state voted for.
The compact claims that it will only be used if the total of the states participating would equal 270 electoral votes, which means that states that voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 would need to sign on.
Brown thanked her supporters and cited how important that every voter realizes their vote makes a difference. Naturally, only Democrats are stupid enough to think that signing a law that could alter what the people of your state wants would be a good thing.
“I think it will encourage candidates to spend more time in states like ours, candidates who are running for president speaking directly to our voters,” she added. “I think it will help encourage them to talk about issues that. …Orgeonians care more about. And I think it’s really important for Oregon to be part of the national conversation regarding the presidential election”
To date, only blue and purple states have signed onto the pact. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington State, and the District of Columbia. The combined total of those states electoral votes is 196, the compact would only need 74 more votes to succeed.
The liberals in California and New York are furious that we have equal representation and wish to take our rights away. This law should be immediately challenged in the Supreme Court because it would alter our elections.
You may be thinking that Oregon is a blue state so who cares, but the point is not to alter Oregon’s elections it’s to raise the tally of electoral votes in the compact. What if Virginia who has an extremely liberal Governor, Wisconsin, or another swing state elect a Democrat Governor and pass this compact, it could completely alter a national election; which is the point. Democrats can’t win up against conservative ideas so now they are fixing the system.