Maine is one of numerous states that is considering or has passed legislation to join the national popular vote interstate compact, which would see each give its electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the national popular vote and bypassing the Electoral College.
So far, 12 states and the District of Columbia have signed on to the compact, which will go into effect once the coalition has a total of at least 270 electoral votes between them. Currently, the number stands at 181.
But Maine’s former governor, Paul LePage, is worried that such a move would mean minority voters will have a louder voice than white voters, turning white Americans into “forgotten people.”
The Maine Beacon reported on Thursday that LePage told hosts of the WVOM morning show he finds the proposal “an insane process.”
“Actually what would happen if they do what they say they’re gonna do is white people will not have anything to say. It’s only going to be the minorities that would elect. It would be California, Texas, Florida,” he said.
Further, LePage warned that “we’re gonna be forgotten people.”
The Beacon noted that the former governor’s comments are in lockstep with others in the Republican party who have brought historically fringe white supremacist sentiments into the mainstream conservative movement.
Ilhan Omar’s Daughter Is Leading the Youth Climate Strike
The movement, known as Fridays for Future, initially started with a 16-year-old Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, who held a months-long protest outside the Swedish Parliament last year after the hottest summer on record. It’s since swept the world, with teens and pre-teens around the globe staging school strikes of their own — in the U.K., for instance, tens of thousands of youths stormed out of class and took to the streets last month.
TOWSON, Md. (WMAR) — Baltimore County Police have arrested and charged one of their own officers with multiple counts of rape and assault.
Officer Anthony Michael Westerman, a 25-year-old, six year veteran of the department was assigned to the Essex precinct.
He was charged after the department’s Special Victims Unit began an investigation into allegations made against him.
President Donald Trump on Friday had a lot to say about toilets, sinks and showers.
The President claimed Americans are flushing their toilets “10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once” and argued that they are having difficulty with washing their hands in what appeared to be a tangent about low-flow sinks and toilets.
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