Resolution on the Opposition to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and Support of the Repeal of RCW 29A.56.300


WHEREAS, The Platform of the Republican National Committee (RNC) includes a declaration of opposition to, and urges the repeal of, all state legislation that attempts to implement the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC); and


WHEREAS, The framers of the Federal Constitution rigorously sought an effective compromise in the selection of the Chief Executive that preserved both the principles of a representative republic form of government AND the inherent Sovereignty of the States; and


WHEREAS, The method of Presidential election as outlined in Article II, Section 1 and the 12th Amendment reflect the time-tested and resilient intent of the framers of the Constitution; and


WHEREAS, Any attempt to alter the Electoral College requires the Constitutional process of amendment as outlined in Article V of the Constitution; and
 

WHEREAS, The NPVIC seeks to bypass the amendment process in order to subvert the Electoral College; and


WHEREAS, The adoption of Chapter 29A.56.300 of the Revised Code of Washington in 2009 entered the state into the NPVIC, thus representing a direct threat to the sovereignty of Washington State;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Republican Party (WSRP) declares its strong opposition to the NPVIC and/or any scheme designed to alter the constitutional process of the Electoral College outside of the processes outlined under Article V of the Federal Constitution; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the WSRP supports all efforts to immediately repeal Chapter 29A.56.300 of the Revised Code of Washington; and
 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the WSRP urges each county to consider the adoption of this resolution.
 

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