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Nevada Governor vetoes National Popular Vote legislation

May 30, 2019

  The National Popular Vote movement is not a new movement but it has seemingly picked up steam since the sore losers in the Democratic party lost the 2016 election. Just last week the Nevada legislature passed National Popular Vote legislation and it was expected that the Democratic Governor, Steve Sisolak, would sign the bill into law thus taking away the voice of his people.

  However, it was announced today the the Governor has vetoed the legislation. Here is more:

Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued his first veto out of the 2019 legislative session, rejecting a proposal that would have pledged Nevada’s six electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote for the presidency.

“Once effective, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact could diminish the role of smaller states like Nevada in national electoral contests and force Nevada’s electors to side with whoever wins the nationwide popular vote, rather than the candidate Nevadans choose,” Sisolak said in a statement. “I recognize that many of my fellow Nevadans may disagree on this point and I appreciate the legislature’s thoughtful consideration of this important issue. As Nevada’s governor, I am obligated to make such decisions according to my own conscience. In cases like this, where Nevada’s interests could diverge from the interests of large states, I will always stand up for Nevada.”

  We finally have a Democratic Governor who is not so short-sighted and angry about the 2016 election that he is willing to throw away the votes of his constituents and make them beholden to the wishes of other states. We finally have a Governor who understands state’s rights and this certainly is refreshing for a change.

  The article I linked to above only says the vote in the legislature was close, it does not say whether it is likely or not that this veto can be overridden so we will have to watch to see what happens next. 

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

4 Comments leave one →
  1. MaddMedic permalink
    May 31, 2019 9:02 am

    Surprising…But he appears to understand what it means…

    Liked by 2 people

  2. May 31, 2019 9:19 am

    Still waiting for a legal opinion on this. The constitution requires the electoral college. Thats how the smaller states agreed to form the union..

    Liked by 2 people

    • May 31, 2019 6:31 pm

      I don’t see how this can be Constitutional. Technically none of these laws go into effect until 270 electoral votes are won, I wonder if they are waiting until it goes into effect before they challenge the law. I don’t think they should wait though.

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  3. May 31, 2019 1:52 pm

    Steve plz delete this.


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