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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 08:49 AM

Delaware Changes How It Awards Electoral Votes

https://politicalwire.com/2019/03/30/delaware-changes-how-it-awards-electoral-votes/

Delaware Changes How It Awards Electoral Votes
March 30, 2019 at 8:27 am EDT By Taegan Goddard


Gov. John Carney (D) has signed legislation adding Delaware to a group of states pledging to give their Electoral College presidential votes to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of the voters’ will in those states, NBC Philadelphia reports.

Carney’s approval makes Delaware the 13th Democratic-leaning state to join the popular-vote compact, which now has 184 of the 270 electoral college votes needed to elect the president.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 09:09 AM

1. Great progress on this! Need more states! Note it doesn't affect anything yet

 

The law doesn't take affect for any state until all the participating states count for a majority of the electoral college votes.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 09:13 AM

2. These stories should be clear that it only takes effect if enough states join

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 01:13 PM

3. This works as a powerful incentive

to get the red areas of blue states to the polls. And if the voters in blue areas of red states don't have enough reason to vote already, this isn't going to make a difference.

This whole compact falls apart six months after Trump wins the popular vote in 2020, heaven forbid that should happen.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 02:32 PM

4. I've always believed that a states electoral votes

Should be spilt in accordance with how the vote goes in that particular state. You get 60% of the vote then you get 60% of the delegates from that state. It would make every state more competitive and may actually increase voter turnout especially if you live in a state that has a majority in the other party.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 03:36 PM

5. Nothing to get excited about...

...DE, like other States that have signed on, are low-hanging fruit. You'll need to find a way for Red and Battleground States to agree as well.

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