November 2020 - Washington was the 5th State to join this dangerous Agreement. It is a State whose government has firmly committed to giving away the control of WASHINGTON's 12 Electoral Votes to people who are not related to Washington at all.
The first time that the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme was introduced in Washington, legislators and the Governor jumped at the the chance to join it. Governor Gregoire signed the Bill in April 2009.
Given who the elected officials are in Washington State, we don't expect the State to drop out of the National Popular Vote scheme in the near term.
Contact Washington State Legislature Members
Demand that they REPEAL Wshington's participation in the dangerous National Popular Vote Interstate Compact!
Washington Legislature Structure - 2023-2024 Session
In the News ...
WASHINGTON, 11-09-2020 - Washington among 15 states to join pact to get around Electoral College. By WTHR Staff, KING5 News. NOTE: Washington was the 5th State to join the dangerous NPVIC scheme in 2009.
SALEM, Jun 5, 2019 - Oregon Joins Popular Vote Movement. OPB
The NPVIC Language
The language of the NPVIC scheme is identical in all meaningful ways. Some variations appear to allow for differences in office titles, State-specific phrases, etc.
The State of Washington was the 5th State to join the plan, joining on its forst request in April 2009.
Washington State Law - The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact scheme. RCW 29A.56.300 States' agreement - Presidential election - National popular vote.
Electoral Votes to be Decided by People NOT from Washington *
House of Representatives - Democrat
Senate - Democrat
Governor - Democrat
* Once the dangerous
National Popular Vote scheme is activated.
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Almost always, your letter needs to be 200 to 250 words or less. Be courteous and simply express your opinion about why you believe that it is in Washington's best interests to remain in control WASHINGTON's Electoral Votes, and that Washington needs to REPEAL the National Popular Vote interstate Compact.
Aberdeen - The Daily World
Bellingham - The Bellingham Herald
Cenrtralia - The Daily Chronicle
Everett - Everett Daily Herald
Kitsap - Kitsap Sun
Longview - The Daily News
Olympia - The Olympian
Port Angeles Peninsula - Peninsula Daily News
Seattle - The Seattle Times
Spokane - The Spokesman Review
Tacoma - The News Tribune
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Washington State Republican Party
Resolutin of Opposition to NPVIC and Demand for Repeal 0f RCW 29A.56.300
WHEREAS, The Platform of the Republican National Committee (RNC) includes a declaration of opposition to, and urges the repeal of, all state legislation that attempts to implement the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC); and
WHEREAS, The framers of the Federal Constitution rigorously sought an effective compromise in the selection of the Chief Executive that preserved both the principles of a representative republic form of government AND the inherent Sovereignty of the States; and
WHEREAS, The method of Presidential election as outlined in Article II, Section 1 and the 12th Amendment reflect the time-tested and resilient intent of the framers of the Constitution; and
HEREAS, Any attempt to alter the Electoral College requires the Constitutional process of amendment as outlined in Article V of the Constitution; and
WHEREAS, The NPVIC seeks to bypass the amendment process in order to subvert the Electoral College; and
WHEREAS, The adoption of Chapter 29A.56.300 of the Revised Code of Washington in 2009 entered the state into the NPVIC, thus representing a direct threat to the sovereignty of Washington State;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Republican Party (WSRP) declares its strong opposition to the NPVIC and/or any scheme designed to alter the constitutional process of the Electoral College outside of the processes outlined under Article V of the Federal Constitution; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the WSRP supports all efforts to immediately repeal Chapter 29A.56.300 of the Revised Code of Washington; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the WSRP urges each county to consider the adoption of this resolution.