Assembly Bill 186, which passed the Senate on a 12-8 vote, would bring Nevada into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an agreement between participating states to cast their electoral votes for the winner of the popular vote.
If signed as expected by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, Nevada would become the 16th jurisdiction to join the compact, along with 14 states and the District of Columbia. The compact would take effect after states totaling 270 electoral votes, and with Nevada, the total would reach 195.
While the effort has been billed by organizers as bipartisan, Democrats have embraced the NPV in the aftermath of President Trump’s 2016 victory, which saw the Republican win the electoral vote but not the popular vote.
Leftist groups like Common Cause, Indivisible and Public Citizen cheered the Nevada vote.
This crazed impulse to turn control of national elections to the Eastern and Western seaboard states began with Buh II’s victory, but it reached fever peak with Trump’s victory. It’s easy to understand why the coastal elites feel that they are uniquely qualified to select our leaders, but even in obscure backwaters like Maine Democrats are voluntarily ceding that power to their betters, and that’s discouraging.
I don’t think our country will survive in recognizable form another two decades.