Move on in Connecticut to ban Electoral College, without banning it

National Popular VoteThe move is back in Connecticut to ban the Electoral College without banning the Electoral College.  Say what?

Reps. Matt Lesser, D-Middletown and James Albis, D-East Haven, have introduced  legislation that, if passed, would enable Connecticut to join the National Popular Vote Compact.  The compact is an agreement among the states, where the electoral votes of a state would be cast for the winner of the national popular vote in a presidential election.  As as an example, in the recent election, electors of states that were members of the pact, would have cast their votes for Hillary Clinton, even if Donald Trump won that state, because Clinton captured the national popular vote.

The movement is opposed by many, who believe it is an end-around the United States Constitution, which would require an amendment to eliminate the Electoral College and determine the winner of the presidency with the popular vote.  Two-thirds of states must approve a Constitutional amendment.