Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) has vetoed a bill that would have pledged the Silver State’s six electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. (The Hill)
“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.”
The legislation, approved by the state’s Senate last week, would add Nevada to the National Popular Vote interstate compact and pledge the state’s six Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote.
The move would effectively abolish the Electoral College, which is used to determine who wins the White House, and instead rely on the popular vote to determine the presidential winner.
Fourteen blue states have enacted legislation to undermine the electoral college.