Suits for Independent CAFE Standards Go With Blue States and a Majority of Electoral Votes
The 23 States plus D.C. which are included in the suit for waivers to form their own fuel economy standards are led by California’s standards. The Trump Administration wants to freeze the standards at that of 2021, or an average of 37 mpg. The present Obama progress agreement is to progress to 54.5 mpg by 2025. The great political conclusion, shown here, is that the aligned states have an electoral count total of 277 votes, while 270 are needed to win the next Presidential election.
Here are the CAFE suit states and their electoral votes:
|Maine||4 (3 Dem.)|
We indicate the size of the largely Republican states which are not part of the CAFE standards suit by listing the top 10 in electoral votes: