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Arizona Considers ‘Bypassing’ the Electoral College

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Arizonaby Joe Wolverton II, The New American

A bill being considered by the Arizona state legislature would call for a radical change in the U.S. Constitution’s process of electing a president.

Republican and Democrat members of the state House and Senate have united to support a pair of bills (HB 2456 and SB 1218) that would authorize the state to join a “Compact of States”  for the purpose of contributing Arizona’s 11 electoral votes to the winner of the National Popular Vote (NPV). The compact would effectively abolish the electoral college established by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution.

Currently, 10 states and Washington, DC, have signed on to the agreement to bypass the electoral college and elect the president by way of a direct election by the people.

Constitutionalists in the Grand Canyon State have called for immediate action, as the majority of representatives in both houses of the state legislature appear to be backing the bills.

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