The former Maine governor, Paul LePage (right), said Tuesday that the elimination of the electoral college and the election of a president on the basis of the national popular vote would thwart the vote Whites.
"In fact, what would happen if they did what they said, whites would have nothing to say," said LePage, governor from 2011 to 2019, on the radio station WVOM from Maine. "Only the minorities would choose, it would be California, Texas, Florida."
The former Republican governor made these comments when he was discussing a bill under consideration in the Maine Legislature that would allow Maine to join other states seeking to bypass the constituency and allocate his votes to the winners of the nationwide popular vote.
The Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the National Popular Voting Bill, which was sponsored by Senator Troy Jackson (D) on Friday, according to the Maine Beacon.
LePage denounced the idea of eliminating the electoral college, saying that the election of a president on the basis of the popular vote would make Maine residents a "forgotten people".
"All small states like Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Wyoming, Montana, Rhode Island, will never see a new presidential candidate again. You will never see anyone at the national level come to our state, "he said. We will be forgotten people. It's a crazy, crazy process. "
"It's so crazy, why not just adopt the Venezuelan constitution and do away with it," continued LePage. "Let's have a dictator, that's what you're going to summarize, you'll have five or six states that will control everything in Washington."
LePage's comments came the same week, Colorado Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisThe Morning's Morning Report – The Trump's Long Day: From Michael Cohen to Kim Jong A Colorado Governor Says Trump's Emergency Statement Would Harm Military Preparedness of State and Economy . Holder: It's time to make the Electoral College a vestige of the past (D) said that he would sign a measure to let his state bypass the electoral college in favor of the national popular vote.
Colorado is on its way to becoming the 12th state, in addition to Washington, DC, to adhere to a national interstate pact of the popular vote that wants to cast its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.
The covenant can not come into effect until the coalition includes states with at least 270 electoral votes. The states included in the coalition would massively allocate their electoral votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote if it comes into force.