Saturday, April 2, 2016

National Popular Vote legislation withdrawn

From TN Eagle Forum Newsltter:
SB 1657 by *Tracy,(HB 1728) by *Sexton C
Election Laws - As introduced, adopts the interstate compact to elect the president by national popular vote.

FINALLY:  After months of hard work, continually 'counting votes', and the excellent testimony of our well spoken NPV experts, the Senate and House sponsors of the National Popular Vote legislation realized that they did not have the votes to get either bill out of the respective committees and both men pulled the legislation:
SB1657 Actions  March 30, 2016 - Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee
HB1728 Actions  March 29, 2016 - Taken off notice for calendar in Local Government Committee
NOW,  don't get too comfortable because I can almost assure you, with all the money behind this national endeavor
that we will have to fight this same battle in January 2017.  So in the meantime, please use the information found HERE to educate yourself, your friends and family, and ESPECIALLY any candidate for the General Assembly you speak with during this campaign season. 

My Comment: I am extremely pleased to see this defeated this session. Please drive a stake through its heart. If you have an opportunity to encounter your state legislator, please tell this is a very bad idea. For my previous post on this topic see National Popular Vote is a terrible idea. Please urge your legislators to vote "no.".

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  1. A survey of Tennessee voters showed 74% overall support for the idea that the President should be the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states.

    By political affiliation, support was 68% among Republicans, 81% among Democrats, and 74% among independents/others.
    By gender, support was 80% among women and 67% among men.
    By age, support was 71% among 18-29 year olds, 70% among 30-45 year olds, 77% among 46-65 year olds, and 73% for those older than 65.

    The National Popular Vote bill has passed 34 state legislative chambers in 23 rural, small, medium, large, Democratic, Republican and purple states with 261 electoral votes, including one house in Arizona (11), Arkansas (6), Maine (4), Michigan (16), Nevada (6), New Mexico (5), North Carolina (15), and Oklahoma (7), and both houses in Colorado (9). The bill has been enacted by 11 small, medium, and large jurisdictions with 165 electoral votes – 61% of the 270 necessary to go into effect.