Liberal state governments are looking for a quick bypass to circumvent the United States Electoral College; forging a “pact” that would demand each state deliver their delegates to the winner of the national popular vote.
According to Fox News, Connecticut became the latest state to voice its support for the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an agreement that would automatically cast their electoral votes to the most popular candidate.
If the states are successful in enacting the policy, the “emergency bypass” would likely face years of court challenges and legal problems.
“In theory, the game-changing compact would take effect once it signs on states representing at least 270 electoral votes, the threshold to win the presidency. With the expected addition of Connecticut’s seven electoral votes, the group now has 172,” writes Fox.
“The National Popular Vote Compact will ensure an equal vote for every American citizen, regardless of which state they happen to live in,” said Democratic Gov. Malloy of Connecticut.
Other states who have joined the pact include California, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.