NPVIC Status - Arizona
State Targeted by National Popular Vote
ALERT! States Targeted in Push for NPV Compact
National Popular Vote, the group pushing the NPV compact, is focusing in 2021 on Virginia and eight other states: Arizona, Arkansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina and Oklahoma. These are their targeted States that have full Republican Legislatures, where NPV sees enough weakness that they believe these Republicans will enact the NPVIC scheme.
They are targeting "Purple" States as well.
The initiative has made progress in those states by passing at least one legislative chamber, but didn’t clear the finish line, spokesman Patrick Rosenstiel said.
They have a combined total of 88 electoral votes, enough to surpass 270.
“We’ll focus on any states that offer a credible chance of enactment between now and the 2024 presidential election,” Rosenstiel said.
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February 2021 - HCR-2021, a Resolution that puts the Arizona Legislature on official record as opposed to all attempts to water down, elimnate or negate the current operation of the Eletoral College, including by the NPVIC, is advancing in the House of Representatives.
Democrats in both the House and the Senate have introduced the very partisan National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme in the Arizona Legislature. HB-2780 is pending in the House, while SB-1697 is in the Senate.
We expect a big push by NPVIC in the new Legislature throughout all of 2021. The Associated Press reports that the paid consultant staff of NPV is targeting certain States in 2021 and 2022.
Critics of Electoral College Target States, Push for Popular Vote Compact
The NPVIC Bill HB-2414 had been introduced in January 2019 by 11 Democrat Representatives. One Democrat Senator also introduced the Bill in the Senate.
Efforts to pass the NPVIC in Arizona have failed in at least the last 5 legislative sessions.
Arizona FIGHTS BACK!
HCR-2021 was PASSED by the Committee on 2/10/21 on a 7-6 vote, with a recommendation that the House PASS the Bill!
This is a POSITIVE development!
SUPPORT THIS GREAT BILL!! - Bill formalizing the State's OPPOSITION to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme.
Introduced by Rep. Judy Burges - District 1, and 19 others. Biasiucci, Blackman, Bolick, Chaplik, Cobb, Cook, Dunn, Fillmore, Finchem, Grantham, Griffin, John, Nutt, Parker, Payne, Pingerelli, Roberts, Toma, Wilmeth.
The National Popular Vote CHANGES the Deal! A MAJORITY of Votes - STATE Votes - is required to be elected President. The NPVIC Collusion Agreement changes it so that a PLURALITY - of Popular Votes - elects the President! In a field with only 7 candidates - AND this new Plurality requirement will attract more candidates and keep them in the race until the end - it is probable that US Presidents will be elected with 70% of more of the people voting AGAINST her or him!
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Arizona Legislature Structure - 2021-2022 Session
In the News ...
PHOENIX, June 2017 - National Popular Vote and Other ideas that Did Not Make the Cut. Arizona Capitol Times
ARIZONA, 11-12-2016 - OPINION: Prefer the popular vote? Blame the Arizona Legislature. By Alia Beard Rau, AZ Central
PHOENIX, 02-04-2016 - House passes measure to create national popular vote. By Associated Press, Arizona Capitol Times (Archive Note: This bill died in the Senate and never became effective.)
House of Representatives - Republican
Senate - Republican
Governor - Republican
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