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Oregon backs change in presidential voting

Oregon backs change in presidential voting

Lawmakers in Oregon passed a legislation on Wednesday to award its Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationwide. The Oregon House of Representatives voted 37-22 to join 14 other states and the District of Columbia that have voted for the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Currently, presidents win by taking a majority in the Electoral College.

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 1 year

I live in Oregon and no one asked me whether I wanted this idiotic electoral college change. Politicians are at their most dangerous when they think they are fixing something.

AY-MO 1 year

I prefer the system Nebraska has, the candidate gains the percentage of state votes based on the percentage of votes won in the election. I would step that up and get rid of the human element of the electoral college, its really an antiquated portion of the system

Frogman 1 year

that's illegal

Andreas Fenyo
Andreas Fenyo 1 year

Two questions: 1. What are the chances a Republican wins in Oregon? 2. What are the chances a Republican wins the popular vote? The only thing this bill does is increase the chances of Oregon going red.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 1 year

Of course they would.

Rocky LeBlanc
Rocky LeBlanc 1 year

Ewww. So now we are just going to steamroll the voters of our rural communities by canceling their votes with the numerically higher number of votes in metropolitan areas. These type of laws are completely unamerican and go against the fairness created by the founders when they created the foundation of the electoral college to protect the voices of the minorities. Now minorities will have no representation which has historically led to revolt. I don't see this ending well at all when you silence millions and millions of good hard working citizens. Sad sad development.

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