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House passes 'Faithful Electors Act'

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The House has passed a measure called the “Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act."

It affects the vote from North Dakota’s three Presidential electors. North Dakota has three Electoral votes, because of the size of the state's Congressional delegation.

The measure requires the votes be cast for the candidate who won the popular vote in the November election.

Bismarck Republican Representative Lawrence Klemin told the House North Dakota does not have this kind of law in place.

"For instance, an elector chosen by one party, as the result of the popular vote, could decide to cast a vote for the candidate that lost the popular vote," Klemin told the House. "This hasn't happened here. But it is possible."

The vote was 82 to 7. It will now be considered by the state Senate.

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