NPVIC Status - NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota SB-1271 ENACTED!
Here is North Dakota's official strong support for the Electoral College, call for a study to determine for ND the best approach to stopping the NPV scheme and direct opposition to the National Popular Vote scheme, signed on 4/23/23 by Governor Doug Burgum.
SB-2271 Became Law - April 2021 !
We appreciate the efforts of Sens. Jerry Krenn, Robert Erbele and Dick Dever - as well as Reps. Dennis Johnson and Wayne Trottier for Sponsoring this very important legislation!
This proposed law will be in effect ONLY IF the NPVIC scheme is in effect in other States. Because the NPVIC scheme requires popular vote talies from all of the States, this law would deny the States in the scheme from obtaining a truly "national" popular vote total prior to the Electoral College meeting and Voting each State's Votes.
April 26, 2021 - Governor Doug Burgum signed into law on 4-23-2021 Senate Bill 2271, which officially pronounces North Dakota's opposition to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme.
North Dakota continues to support the Electoral College, with this bill further authorizing a study by the North Dakota legislature to explore specific ways that the State may defeat the implementation of the NPVIC across the nation.
April 14, 2021 - The House made some pretty dramatic changes to the, basically eliminating the part about withholding the popular vote total, and instead, the House would simply issue a statement that they thing the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is unwise, urging Congress to (somehow) act to stop it.
The bill went back to the Senate, which just voted to reject the House-passed version.
The Bill versions - which are wildly different - now goes to a Conference Committee for an attempt at reconciliation.
March 8, 2012 - The Senate-passed SB-2271 has been assigned, now, to the House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee.
February 28, 2021 - GREAT NEWS! Bill SB-2271 has PASSED the Senate! It now moves to the House. URGE the North Dakota House to PASS this great bill!
Check out this Blog Post about the passage of SB-2271.
REMEMBER, that the Bill is ONLY in effect if and when the dreaded National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme is in effect in OTHER States!!
Bill formalizing the State's OPPOSITION to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme.
Introduced by Reps. Dennis Johnson & Wayne Trottier and in the Senate by Sens. Robert Erbele, Dick Dever & Curt Kreun
On January 19th, SB-2271 was introduced by 3 Senators - Robert Eberle, Dick Dever and Curtiss Kreun, and in the House by Reps Dennis Johnson and Wayne Trottier. If enacted, this bill would be in effect only when and if the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme is in effect in other States.
SB-2271 is now in the Gov't & Veterans Affairs Committee.
The legislation would simply have North Dakota's popular vote totals not disclosed publicly until after the Electoral College meets in Presidential Elections. This move seeks to deny popular vote totals from all 50 States that the NPVIC backers claim that is required for their scheme to work.
There is a major push from the California-based National Popular Vote office in 2021 in multiple States, however they are likely to spare North Dakota as they move on Purple States first in 2021, where they believe they have a better chance of winning.
Because of North Dakota's current State government make-up and the pretty strong feelings of independence and States' Rights believed in by most North Dakotans, we feel that ND is a sound and solid Electoral College State, not likely at risk of joining the dangerous NPVIC collusion contract.
We would ENCOURAGE the enactment of SB-2271, and similar legislation, in those States deciding NOT to collude with other States to agree to vote in one particular manner prior to the actual election of the President.
Contact North Dakota's Legislative Assembly Members
Demand that they take every action possible to STOP the NPVIC whenever it appears.
In the News ...
3-01-2021 - North Dakota House to Consider Bill to Protect Electoral College. By Maddie Biertempfel, KXNet.com
2-28-2021 - OPINION by John, North Dakota Advances Key Bill to Protect State Interests and the Electoral College! By John Crawford, Keep Our 50 States
2-26-2021 - North Dakota Senate Passes Bill Passes Bill to Hide Presidential Vote Counts. By Jerry Lambe, Law & Crime
BISMARCK, ND 2-10-2021 - Bill requires electors to support winner of Statewide Popular Vote. by Jim Monk, KVRR
BISMARCK, 11-10-2020 - States pushing to abolish electoral college. By KFYR News 5 Staff
MONTANA, 11-06-2020 - The Presidency Often Hinges On A Handful Of States. Some Have Made A Popular Vote Pact. By Laurel Wamsley, Montana Public Radio
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Senate - Republican
Governor - Republican
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