Nevada’s democratic governor took one for Team America this week by vetoing the National Popular vote bill passed by his Democratic legislature.
Despite the virtual avalanche of states under Democratic control rushing to pass similar bills thinking it will give them the advantage to take permanent control of the White House, Steve Sisolak actually paused to give to give the matter some independent consideration.
And the Westerner decided it was a bad deal for states with smaller populations, like Colorado, where Gov. Polis didn’t hesitate to sign it into law.
“After thoughtful deliberation, I have decided to veto Assembly Bill 186,” Sisolak said in a statement.
“Once effective, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact could diminish the role of smaller states like Nevada in national electoral contests and force Nevada’s electors to side with whoever wins the nationwide popular vote, rather than the candidate Nevadans choose.”
We sincerely hope this is the beginning of a trend — Democrats using thoughtful deliberation before tearing our electoral system to shreds.
The national compact has already collected 189 electoral votes from states that have passed the law, and are only short 81 of the 270 necessary to take effect.