NPVIC Status - MINNESOTA
National Popular Vote Bills in Minnesota
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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January 2021 - Senate Bill SF-18, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme was introduced on January 7, 2021. The Bill has had its first reading and has been assigned to the State Government, Finance and Policy & Elections Committee.
On January 14, the House Bill HF-0047 was introduced.
We expect a MAJOR push by NPVIC in the new Legislature in this session. 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
We expect a big push from the California-based National Popular Vote office in Minnesota in early 2021.
In early 2019, Democrats introduced the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill. (HF1935DE1) The House passed the NPVIC scheme, but the Minnesota Senate did not take up the bill for a full vote, letting the NPVIC scheme die in Committee.
The NPVIC scheme was wrapped up into a massive "Omnibus" spending Bill at one point that included 14 Election Reform measures and basically ALL of the spending for the entire State government. It was a terrible MESS! Fortunately the Senate effectively killed the Bil in 2019. It has not been re-introduced in 2020
We expect a new Bill to be reintroduced in the new Legislature in January 2021. It will the SEVENTH (7th) consecutive Legislative session that the California-based NPV financiers have tried to get Minnesota to give away the control of their Electoral Votes.
Minnesota is a high-value target for the NPV office, based in northern California, to win over. They desperately need "Purple" States to be able to activate their scheme, and MN's ten Electors would draw them much closer to their objective.
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Demand that they take every action possible to STOP the NPVIC whenever it appears.
Minnesota Legislature Structure - 2019-2020 Session
In the News ...
SALEM, OR - 12-12-2020 - Critics of Electoral College Push for Popular Vote Compact. By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press. NOTE: Selsky, in our view, has a number of factual errors in this piece about the history of and functioning of the Electoral College. These are errors that continue to be circulated by the NPV sales team.
ST. PAUL, 4-01-2019 - A national popular vote is gaining steam, but is it feasible? MPR News
3-27-2019 - Minnesota Lawmakers Are Trying to Smuggle in Measure to Subvert Electoral College. COMMENTARY by Tara Ross, The Daily Signal
MINNEAPOLIS, 3-19-2019 - 12 states support pact giving electoral votes to national popular vote winner. KARE 11 News
House of Representatives - Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL)
Senate - Republican
Governor - Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL)
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Austin - Austin Daily Herald
Bemidji - The Bemidji Pioneer
Brainerd - The Brainerd Dispatch
Duluth - Duluth News-Tribune
Fairmont - Fairmont Sentinel (Set Category to Letters to the Editor)
Hibbing & Mesabi - Mesabi Tribune
Mankato - The Free Press
Marshall - The Marshall independent
Minneapolis - The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Rochester - Post-Bulletin
St. Cloud - The St. Cloud Times
St. Paul - The St. Paul Pioneer Press
Winona - Winona Daily News
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