Connect with us

News

Nevada’s Democrat Governor Vetoes Left Wing Plan To Effectively End The Electoral College

Published

on

In a surprising move on Thursday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak vetoed a bill to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

According to a Washington Times report, Sisolak argued that this Compact would reduce the influence small states like Nevada have during presidential elections.

In Sisolak’s view, this agreement would upset the balance that the Founding Fathers wanted between small and large states and “could leave a sparsely populated Western state like Nevada with a greatly diminished voice in the outcome of national electoral contests.”

Trending: WATCH: Joe Biden Reads Teleprompter Incorrectly: “I Got to the Senate 180 Years Ago”

In his signing statement, Sisolak said “For these reasons, and in the best interests of the Great State of Nevada, I veto this bill and return it without my signature or approval.”

take our poll - story continues below

Did Kyle Rittenhouse act in self defense?

  • VOTE NOW: Did Kyle Rittenhouse act in self defense when he shot three BLM rioters? 

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Big League Politics updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Sisolak is the first Democrat governor to reject the National Popular Vote, which mandates that electors in states who are part of the compact vote for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote, instead of the candidate who wins the state.

Bitter Democrats have embraced the National Popular vote in order to avoid a repeat of the 2016 presidential race, where Hilary Clinton won the popular vote, but Donald Trump won the electoral college.

Although this compact would not get rid of the Electoral College, it would essentially become irrelevant. So far in 2019, three governors in Democrat states —  Colorado, Delaware and New Mexico — have signed NPV bills into laws. There are now 15 states with NPV laws.

The compact would not eliminate the Electoral College but would render it irrelevant. This year, Democratic governors in three states — Colorado, Delaware and New Mexico — have signed NPV bills, bringing the number of signatories to 15.

NPV supporters argue that this compact would make every vote more valuable and divert attention away from a handful of swing states during presidential elections. Opponents on the other hand argue that smaller, more rural states would be effectively pushed out by the NPV.

Nevada has already taken a leftward turn on issues like gun control, after it signed a universal background check bill into law.

With a Democratic trifecta in control, Nevada could still see other leftist pieces of legislation pass during its legislative session.

News

Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign

Published

on

The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.

At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.

Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.

“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.

take our poll - story continues below

Did Kyle Rittenhouse act in self defense?

  • VOTE NOW: Did Kyle Rittenhouse act in self defense when he shot three BLM rioters? 

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Big League Politics updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Fallon added:

I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.

“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:

This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.

I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.

Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.

“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”

“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.

“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.

Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.

A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.

Election Day will be on September 29.

Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.

 

Continue Reading
It's time to name Antifa a terror org! Sign your petition now!


Trending