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Connecticut is desperate to make sure another “Trump” like candidate never gets elected.

Lawmakers from Connecticut have voted to become the 12th district to give their electoral college votes to the winner of the popular vote in a presidential election.

Since Hillary won by three million votes, the left feels that President Trump is illegitimate.

From theguardian.com

Connecticut voted on Saturday to join states that want to pool their electoral college votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote – the first state legislature to do so since President Donald Trump won the 2016 election.

Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by almost 3 million ballots but took the White House in the electoral college.

If Democratic governor Dannel Malloy signs the legislation into law, as expected, Connecticut will be the 12th jurisdiction – 11 states and the District of Columbia – to enter the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

Clinton won every jurisdiction in the pact already: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia. Connecticut, which Clinton also won, would be the first state to sign on since 2014, when New York joined.

“People are very excited,” said Barry Fadem, president of the California-based National Popular Vote organization. “It really helps.” After lobbying Connecticut lawmakers for 11 years, Fadem said he hoped other states will be encouraged to join.

The bill passed the state Senate 21-14, with three Republicans joining 18 Democrats. It passed the House of Representatives 73-71.

Under the compact, participating states require electoral college voters to cast ballots for the national popular vote winner. In theory the change would take effect once the compact involves states representing at least 270 electoral votes, the threshold to win the presidency. With the expected addition of Connecticut’s seven votes, the group now has 172.

When people vote for president, they really are choosing electors. The college is made up of 538, which corresponds to the number of seats held by states in the US Senate and House, plus three votes allotted to Washington DC.

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