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Repeals SB5599 because it:                                                              Let The People Vote
 Bypasses the US
  Constitution.                                                                           Ballot Title
                                                                                          Statement of Subject: The legislature passed Senate Bill 5599
 Nationalizes Elections                                                                  concerning election of the President of the United States [and voters have
  without National                                                                        filed a sufficient referendum petition on this bill.
  Standards.                                                                              Concise Description: This bill would enter Washington into an
                                                                                          agreement to appoint presidential electors pledged to support the winner
 Eliminates Washington                                                                   of the national popular vote, if states possessing a majority of electoral
  States Electoral Power.                                                                 votes enact the agreement.
                                                                                          Should this bill be: ___ Approved ___ Rejected
Ballot Measure Summary:
The President is elected through “electoral college” votes cast by electors
appointed from each state. This bill enters Washington into an agreement        To the Honorable Sam Reed, Secretary of State of the State of Washington:
under which each state enacting the agreement will appoint presidential         We, the undersigned citizens and legal voters of the State of Washington,
electors who are pledged to support the candidate receiving the largest         respectfully order and direct that Referendum Measure No. 70, filed to revoke a bill
                                                                                that: “Concise Description: would enter Washington into an agreement to appoint
national popular vote, instead of the candidate receiving the most votes in
                                                                                presidential electors pledged to support the winner of the national popular
that state. The agreement would take effect only if states holding at least a   vote, if states possessing a majority of electoral votes enact the agreement.
majority of electoral votes enact it.                                           Should this bill be: □ Approved or □ Rejected?”

                                                                                SB5599 was passed by the 61 legislature of the State of Washington at the last
WARNING:                                                                        regular session of said legislature, shall be referred to the people of the state for their
Every person who signs this petition with any other than his or her true        approval or rejection at the regular election to be held on the 3rd day of November,
                                                                                2009 and each of us for himself or herself says: I have personally signed this petition;
name, knowingly signs more than one of these petitions, signs this petition
                                                                                I am a legal voter of the State of Washington, in the city (or town) and county written
when he or she is not a legal voter or makes any false statement on this        after my name, my residence address is correctly stated, and I have knowingly
petition may be punished by fine or imprisonment or both.”                      signed this petition only once.



           Printed Name of Voter                          Signature of Voter                       Your Home Address                            City County

           George Washington                              George Washington                       1515 Apple Lane                            Mt. Vernon       Skagit




     If you have already signed Ref-70 please do not sign again.
                                                                                                            Printed Name of Voter                         Signature of Voter                        Your Home Address                      City          County

   To certify this petition make sure you sign and print                                               I,
   your name, voter address, city, and county. THANKS!                                                   swear affirm under penalty of of that I circulated this sheet of the the foregoing petition, that, to the the of my knowledge, every person who who signed
                                                                                                      swear or or affirm under penalty lawlaw that I circulated this sheet of foregoing petition, and and that, tobest best of my knowledge, every personsigned this
                                                                                                         this sheet of the foregoing petition knowingly and any compensation or promise of compensation willingly signed signed his or name and that the
                                                                                                      sheet of the foregoing petition knowingly and withoutwithout any compensation or promise of compensation willingly his or her trueher true name and that the
                                                                                                         information provided therewith is true and correct. I further acknowledge that under chapter 29A.84 RCW, forgery signatures on this petition constitutes a
                                                                                                      information provided therewith is true and correct. I further acknowledge that under chapter 29A.84 RCW, forgery of of signatures on this petition constitutes a
            RCW 9A.46.020 applies to any conduct constituting harassment against a                       class C felony, and that offering any consideration gratuity to any person to induce them to sign a a petition is a gross misdemeanor, such violations being
                                                                                                      class C felony, and that offering any consideration or or gratuity to any person to induce them to signpetition is a gross misdemeanor, such violations being
     petition signature gatherer. This penalty does not preclude the victim from seeking                 punishable fine or imprisonment or both.
                                                                                                      punishable byby fine or imprisonment or both.
                       any other remedy otherwise available under law.



         Complete text of Referendum 70                                      of the elector slate nominated in that state in                                         ARTICLE V - Definitions For purposes of this
AN ACT Relating to approving the entry of                                    association with the national popular vote winner.                                      agreement: "Chief executive" shall mean the
Washington into the agreement among the                                                                                                                              governor of a state of the United "Elector slate"
states to elect the president by national popular                            At least six days before the day fixed by law for                                       shall mean a slate of candidates who have been
vote on the same terms and conditions as                                     the meeting and voting by the presidential                                              nominated in a state for the position of
entered into by the states of Hawaii, Illinois,                              electors, each member state shall make a final                                          presidential elector in association with a
Maryland, and New Jersey; amending RCW                                       determination of the number of popular votes                                            presidential slate; "Chief election official" shall
29A.56.320;adding a new section to chapter                                   cast in the state for each presidential slate and                                       mean the state official or body that is authorized
29A.56 RCW; and creating a new section.                                      shall communicate an official statement of such                                         to certify the total number of popular votes for
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF                                          determination within twenty-four hours to the                                           each presidential slate;
THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:                                                     chief election official of each other member state.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. It is the intent of the                                 The chief election official of each member state                                        "Presidential elector" shall mean an elector for
legislature to enter into the agreement among                                shall treat as conclusive an official statement                                         president and vice president of the United States;
the states to elect the president by national                                containing the number of popular votes in a state                                       "Presidential elector certifying official" shall mean
popular vote. This agreement is a contract                                   for each presidential slate made by the day                                             the state official or body that is authorized to
between the member states. As a contract, this                               established by federal law for making a state's                                         certify the appointment of the state's presidential
agreement is governed by the legal principles                                final determination conclusive as to the counting                                       electors;
applicable to contracts. As with a contract, in                              of electoral votes by congress.                                                         "Presidential slate" shall mean a slate of two
order for this agreement to have the force of law                            In event of a tie for the national popular vote                                         persons, the first of whom has been nominated
in a jurisdiction that wishes to enter into the                              winner, the presidential elector certifying official                                    as a candidate for president of the United States
agreement, it must be accepted in precisely the                              of each member state shall certify the                                                  and the second of whom has been nominated as
same terms that constitute the offer. Any                                    appointment of the elector slate nominated in                                           a candidate for vice president of the United
material variance between the offer and                                      association with the presidential slate receiving                                       States, or any legal successors to such persons,
acceptance precludes the formation of a                                      the largest number of popular votes within that                                         regardless of whether both names appear on the
contract. Therefore, the agreement among the                                 official's own state. If, for any reason, the number                                    ballot presented to the voter in a particular state;
states to elect the president by national popular                            of presidential electors nominated in a member                                          "State" shall mean a state of the United States
vote must be enacted by Washington under                                     state in association with the national popular vote                                     and the District of Columbia; and "Statewide
identical terms as contained in the agreement                                winner is less than or greater than that state's                                        popular election" shall mean a general election in
and as enacted by Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland,                                number of electoral votes, the presidential                                             which votes are cast for presidential slates by
and New Jersey, subject to only nonmaterial                                  candidate on the presidential slate that has                                            individual voters and counted on a statewide
changes.                                                                     been designated as the national popular vote                                            basis.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added                                  winner shall have the power to nominate the                                             Sec. 3. RCW 29A.56.320 and 2003 c 111 s 1425
to chapter 29A.56 RCW                                                        presidential electors for that state and that                                           are each amended to read as follows:
to read as follows:                                                          state's presidential elector certifying official shall                                  In the year in which a presidential election is held,
The agreement among the states to elect the                                  certify the appointment of such nominees.                                               each major political party and each minor political
president by national popular vote is hereby                                 The chief election official of each member state                                        party or independent candidate convention held
entered into and enacted into law with all                                   shall immediately release to the public all vote                                        under chapter 29A.20 RCW that nominates
jurisdictions legally joining therein, in the form                           counts or statements of votes as they are                                               candidates for president and vice president of the
substantially as follows:                                                    determined or obtained. This article shall govern                                       United States shall nominate presidential electors
ARTICLE I – Membership Any state of the                                      the appointment of presidential electors in each                                        for this state. The party or convention shall file
United States and the District of Columbia may                               member state in any year in which this                                                  with the secretary of state a certificate signed by
become a member of this agreement by                                         agreement is, on July 20, in effect in states                                           the presiding officer of the convention at which
enacting this agreement.                                                     cumulatively possessing a majority of the                                               the presidential electors were chosen, listing the
ARTICLE II - Right of the People in Member                                   electoral votes.                                                                        names and addresses of the presidential electors.
States to Vote for President and Vice President                              ARTICLE IV - Other Provisions                                                           Each presidential elector shall execute and file
Each member state shall conduct a statewide                                   This agreement shall take effect when states                                           with the secretary of state a pledge that, as an
popular election for president and vice president                            cumulatively possessing a majority of the                                               elector, he or she will vote for the candidates
of the United States.                                                        electoral votes have enacted this agreement in                                          nominated by that party. The names of
ARTICLE III – Manner of Appointing Presidential                              substantially the same form and the enactments                                          presidential electors shall not appear on the
Electors in Member States Prior to the time set                              by such states have taken effect in each state.                                         ballots. The votes cast for candidates for
by law for the meeting and voting by the                                     Any member state may withdraw from this                                                 president and vice president of each political
presidential electors, the chief election official of                        agreement, except that a withdrawal occurring                                           party shall be counted for the candidates for
each member state shall determine the number                                 six months or less before the end of a president's                                      presidential electors of that political party;
of votes for each presidential slate in each state                           term shall not become effective until a president                                       however, if the interstate compact entitled the
of the United States and in the District of                                  or vice president shall have been qualified to                                          "agreement among the states to elect the
Columbia in which votes have been cast in a                                  serve the next term. The chief executive of each                                        president by national popular vote," as set forth in
statewide popular election and shall add such                                member state shall promptly notify the chief                                            section 2 of this act, governs the appointment of
votes together to produce a "national popular                                executive of all other states of when this                                              the presidential electors for a presidential election
vote total" for each presidential slate. The chief                           agreement has been enacted and has taken                                                as provided in clause 9 of Article III of that
election official of each member state shall                                 effect in that official's state, when the state has                                     compact, then the final appointment of
designate the presidential slate with the largest                            withdrawn from this agreement, and when this                                            presidential electors for that presidential election
national popular vote total as the "national                                 agreement takes effect generally.                                                       shall be in accordance with that compact.
popular vote winner. "The presidential elector                               This agreement shall terminate if the Electoral
certifying official of each member state shall                               College is abolished. If any provision of this
certify the appointment in that official's own state                         agreement is held invalid, the remaining                                                                                        --- END ---
                                                                             provisions shall not be affected.

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  Thank You for supporting our right to vote as a State!!
 Please collect as many signatures as you a can sign the back
    of this petition and put it into an envelope then mail it to:
         REF-70 --PO BOX 2563 Olympia, WA 98507

      We have until July 20th to collect 120,577 valid signatures

				
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