Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2018R1/Measures/Overview/SB1512
This bill enacts Interstate Compact for Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote. Refers Act to people for a vote.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
Diminishes the value of Oregon votes. This bill violates the constitution by forbidding voters their equal right as established in the Electoral College. The Electoral College weighs every vote so smaller states are weighted more than more populated states giving Oregonians a 1.3 vote value compared to New York’s 1.0 vote value, and Oregon has a 1.6 vote value compared to California’s 1.0 vote value. This bill provides for joining a compact with more populated states, meaning that when joined with California, Oregonian’s loss their .6 vote value advantage taking away our voter sovereignty yielding to the popular votes of California.
This bill, in essence, gives away Oregon’s votes to the more populated states to cast for us at the Electoral College. Gives away our sovereignty to vote as a state.
Local Control is completely negated. Anytime Oregon votes are substituted with votes from other states you do not have the ‘Will of the People’ in the results. The founders specifically wanted to prevent outside influences from interfering with the choice of citizens and went so far as to make sure the electors voted from within the state, not allowing the electors to travel to another state to cast their vote.