Oregon eyes Electoral College workaround

A Senate panel voted 4-1 to allow a full floor vote on whether the state should join the National Voter Interstate Compact

Posted: Apr 4, 2019 6:41 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon is joining a number of Democrat-controlled states in pursuing a workaround to the Electoral College.

A Senate panel voted 4-1 on Wednesday to allow a full floor vote on whether the state should join the National Voter Interstate Compact. It's an agreement between states to award all electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote.

The pact would only take effect when enough states join to reach 270 electoral votes, the number of votes needed to win the White House.

Abolishing the Electoral College has gained national momentum following the election of President Donald Trump, who became the second Republican in five elections to win the presidency through the Electoral College while losing the popular vote.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 155597

Reported Deaths: 2208
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah31877528
Washington21211212
Marion18468285
Clackamas13380175
Lane10258126
Jackson8395112
Umatilla765982
Deschutes595259
Yamhill378364
Linn359056
Malheur335158
Polk306442
Klamath279155
Douglas247454
Benton234416
Josephine234050
Jefferson195828
Coos149119
Union128419
Columbia126521
Wasco122126
Lincoln113220
Hood River106929
Morrow104914
Clatsop7756
Crook77518
Baker6567
Curry4296
Tillamook4142
Lake3766
Harney2736
Grant2231
Wallowa1424
Gilliam531
Sherman530
Wheeler221
Unassigned00
Eugene
Partly Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 45°
Corvallis
Partly Cloudy
44° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 41°
Roseburg
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 48°
North Bend
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 44°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events