NPVIC Status - Utah
The expected push by NPV's California-based group happened, but the Utah legislature adjourned without taking action on the devious NPVIC Bill, killing it for the remainder of 2021. Utah is still currently considered a high-value target for the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme sales force.
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March 10, 2021 - The National Popular Vote Comapct scheme has DIED in the Senate Committee!
February 2021 - Senator Derek Kitchen, D-Salt Lake City, has introduced a bill to have Utah join the NPVIC. That bill is SB-0121. You may track the progress of this National Popular Vote Bill here and at the Button link on this page.
He claims that he has received so many requests for it from constituents that he is running it as a consensus bill. See news article here.
A Moderate Risk - We expect that Utah will get a LOT of visits from the paid sales staff of the National Popular Vote offices in California. The Full Court Press will be on in Salt Lake City!
The last NPVIC Bill that was introduced was in May 2018 by GOP Rep. Jeremy Peterson, R-Ogden. Peterson was the Chair of the Government operations Committee. He did not seek re-election in November 2018.
Though Utah is generally a pretty Conservative, Constitution-adhering State, it is exactly the type of State that the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact planners would absolutely love to have join them. They so want to be able to declare their scheme a 'bi-partisan' effort, but after 16 years, they have so far not been able to do so.
Prior to that, the NPVIC sales team convinced a State Senator (Howard Stephenson) and a Representative (Kraig Powell) to introduce their Bill in Feb 2012. Both Bills died without significant movement in either Chamber.
We think that Utah is a Moderate Risk to join the NPVIC scheme.
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Utah Legislature Structure - 2021-2022 Session
In the News ...
UTAH, 01-27-2021 - Could Utah join the effort to elect the president by national popular vote? By Hannah Petersen, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY, 11-30-2020 - Lawmakers plan bills to tweak voting Utah. By Ben Winslow, FOX-13 News, Salt Lake City
PROVO, 10-23-2020 - Electoral College vs. popular vote in the United States. By The Associated Press, Provo Daily Herald
SALT LAKE CITY, 9-24-2020 - Don't expect chaos from Utah's presidential electors even if Trump tried this extreme maneuver. By Bryan Schott, Salt Lake City Tribune.
SALT LAKE CITY, 6-24-2019 - OPINION: Bunnie Keen - National popular vote would make every vote count. Even in Utah. By Bunnie Keen, Special to the Tribune.
SALT LAKE CITY, 11-18-2017 - Should Utah's electoral votes for president go to winner of the national popular vote? By Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret NEWS. Utah's 6 Electoral Votes would have gone to Hillary Clinton in 2016, which hasn't voted for a Democrat since 1964.
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