NPVIC Status - MINNESOTA
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3-16-23 "ELECTIONS OMNIBUS" Wish List bill!! The Democrats have put more 80 different Election law changes into a single bill - SF-1362. Item #80 is the dangerous National Popular Vote scheme!
3-13-23 Testimony in Opposition to the National Popular Vote scheme by John Crawford submitted to Minnesota Senate Elections Committee.
1-23-23 National Popular Vote Interstate Compact; Bill Text as introduced, SF-538. (All NPVIC bills must be constructively identical in all States joining the Compact scheme.
Minnesotans CAN still help prevent the NPV scheme from becoming active.
JOIN US to help us STOP the National Popular Vote in other States to prevent them from reaching their self-defined trigger point of 270 Electoral Votes signed up in their scheme!
May 19, 2023 - Through what I believe to be a totally cowardly action, the Minnesota Legislature passed - along strict Party lines with only Democrat DFL votes - the national popular vote scheme and Governor Walz signed it into law!
Even though Governor Walz had said publicly a couple years ago that he felt that all election laws must be passed with bipartisan support, he signed the Elections Omni0mess bill with just a single party putting the legislation on his desk. The NPV scheme was buried among a dozen other election law changes that will enhance Democrat ability to stay in office.
March 16, 2023 - The Senate Elections Committee is considering an OMNIBUS Elections bill, which now includes the National Popular Vote Compact scheme among its many pages! SF-538 has already had its Second Reading in the full Senate!!
Feb 3, 2023 - Both the House and Senate Elections Committees PASSED the National Popular Vote bills along strict Party Lines this week. On the the floor in the next few weeks for full Chamber votes.
January 28, 2023 - ALERT! Both the House HF-642 and the Senate SF-538 have scheduled Committee HEARINGS on the National Popular Vote scheme for Jan 31 and Feb 1 respectively!
These bills need to be DEFEATED in each Committee! More details to follow shortly - -
November 2022 - Backers of the National Popular Vote scheme have made gains in the control of Minnesota's State government. We are therefore holding the State's risk of joining the NPVIC debacle at HIGH RISK.
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.
Contact Minnesota State Legislature Members
Demand that they take every action possible to STOP the NPVIC whenever it appears.
Minnesota Legislature Structure - 2023-2024 Session
In the News ...
ROCHESTER, MN 5/25/23 - Minnesota Joins Popular Vote Compact, KIMT-3 NEWS
ST. PAUL, MN 3-16-23 - Minnesota Forcing Electoral College to Rubber Stamp Popular Vote Opinion by Michelle Bachman, Congresswoman 2007-2013. We agree with Mrs. Bachman in her opinion piece!
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 - Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL)
Governor - Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL)
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