Nevada could be the 15th democratically-minded state to enact laws that would allow its electoral votes to be allocated on the basis of a national referendum winner during a presidential election.
A proposal passed by the Senate on Tuesday is now sitting in the podium of the Democratic government. Steve Sisolak, who has not publicly stated his position on the efforts of several states to ensure that the presidents are not elected by referendum but by popular referendum review of electoral college votes. The Nevada Assembly approved the measure in April.
If Nevada were signed by law, it would join the so-called National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an agreement between 14 states and the District of Columbia to ensure that the winner of the referendum is elected. The vote is elected president. The goal of the pact would only be achieved if the states that jointly pass the bill have 270 or more electoral votes.
So far, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington State and the District of Columbia have signed the pact. The number of electoral votes between the political groups amounts to 189.
Citing the elections of President Trump and George W. Bush, who won the presidency and lost the popular vote in 2016 and 2000, many Democrats have voted for one Change in the way State electoral votes are awarded.
Recently, some high-profile Democrats, including those who voted for the party's nomination as president in 2020, called for the full elimination of the electoral college and presented it as an archaic system that opposes another system of direct democracy.