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  •  One could argue (0+ / 0-)

    that the NPV is not a compact between states in the sense that, say, waving sales taxes for the other state's residents would be.  It's simply a state law designating the electors to vote for the popular vote winner.  Yes, its coming to effect is dependent on what other states do, but there's no exclusive agreement between any particular states involved.  There's an obvious rational basis for the 270 clause and unless enough states pass the laws on their own, nothing would happen.

    Of course, a court challenge is inevitable and the decision will probably get kicked to the Supremes.  Thing is, the disgusting Priebus plan may end up there as well.  Even the Filthy Five would have trouble upholding a blatantly partisan state law while striking down one that clearly isn't.

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