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New Mexico is 14th state to pledge its electoral votes to winner of popular vote

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Democratic state Sen. Carlos Cisneros cosponsored the bill, which was signed by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday. Cisneros said he hopes the elimination of the "archaic" Electoral College will give New Mexico more influence in national elections.

"Presidential candidates don't even bother to come into the state anymore because they really don't need to. They'll go after states that have a large number of delegate votes and exclude New Mexico," Cisneros said. "For us it is crucial that the election for president is predicated on popular vote rather than the traditional and historical way of doing that."

New Mexico is the 14th state to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, bringing it to 189 electoral votes. The states will not shift their vote allocations until their combined electoral votes equal 270, enough to decide a presidential election.



California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington state and the District of Columbia have also joined the compact.


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2 hours ago, b_m_b_m_b_m said:

I mean there's Colorado there.


But that's about as purple as it will get. The swing states will never give up their status.


Tbh it wasn't long ago that New Mexico was a swing state (Bush won it in 2004). The swing states now are not necessarily ones from 20 years ago. Virginia, for example, may join at some point considering it was a swing state 10 years ago and now is leaning blue.

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3 hours ago, Remarkableriots said:

Now they'll go after states with the largest number of voters and still exclude New Mexico.


New Mexico was visited a lot in the 2000s when it was a swing state, but once a state is no longer a "swing state," it is ignored. It'd be nice if even big states were actually represented at all.

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