Skip to comments.Mass. may join effort to bypass Electoral College
Posted on 07/19/2010 2:13:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
The state Legislature is poised to give final approval this week to a new law intended to bypass the Electoral College system and ensure that the winner of the presidential election is determined by the national popular vote.
Both the House and Senate have approved the National Popular Vote bill. Final enactment votes are needed in both chambers, however, before the bill goes to the governor's desk, the Globe reported last week.ss.
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Looks to be unconstitutional, to me.
Mass. the birth palce of America, shamefull!
This is pure Bull $hit and we had better do something fast to get this crap corrected.
Yes, let’s short circuit the last vestiges of our Republic.
Reminds me of Franklin’s words when asked what kind of government he and the Framers had established.
“A republic, if you can keep it.”
This is grandstanding and will have absoutely no effect.
When this comes to pass, it will be open season on 18 wheelers bound to cities.
The cities will be starved to save America
Is it constitutional?
No, it’s not. Congress protects the rights of the smaller states against the larger ones.
These doofuses are going to be kicking themselves when their efforts amount to giving Sarah Palin a 41 state landslide electoral victory in 2012........LOL
As I understand it, each state elects slates of electors in the presidential election. So, if you voted for McCain, you were voting for Republican electors who supported him. Ditto if you voted for Democratic electors who would support Obama.
Mass. is virtually certain to select Democrat electors in the next election. If a Republican wins the 2012 popular vote, are they really going to compel their Democrat electors to vote for the Republican candidate so that the popular vote winner wins their states’ electoral vote?
Can a state really force electors to vote a certain way? I thought that electors were free to vote for anyone, but that since all are party loyalists, they almost always support their party candidate.
And is such a law even constitutional?
I got a call from these people on Saturday, asking for my support. I told them that it was a terrible idea and that I would do everything in my power (admittedly not much) to oppose their agenda.
Scatter shooting while wondering if this Electoral College representative trick passes ... if the civil rights division of the U.S. Dept. of Justice would lift a finger to protect the voting rights of the minority (aka the Republicans)... ?
The Electoral College is part of our constitution and cannot legally be ignored by individual states. They have to win a constitutional amendment to change the EC law. That has been tried many times but has always failed. This 'end run' won't succeed, either. It's a feel-good measure for Massachusetts uber liberals and demonstrates how the left is attempting to flush the constitution down the metaphorical toilet in the Age of Obama. Don't allow them to do so. They know they are on the wrong side of the American people and are hoping to make elections irrelevant and eventually mandate a totalitarian government, with, guess who at the top. Not in my America.
Constitution says you must have electors, I don’t see how they get around that.
Some states are more equal than others in Libtard Logic.
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