Skip to comments.Mass Legislature approves plan to bypass Electoral College
Posted on 07/27/2010 2:40:29 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
The Massachusetts Legislature has approved 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.
"What we are submitting is the idea that the president should be selected by the majority of people in the United States of America," Senator James B. Eldridge, an Acton Democrat, said before the Senate voted to enact the bill.
Under the new bill, he said, "Every vote will be of the same weight across the country."
But Senate minority leader Richard Tisei said the state was meddling with a system that was "tried and true" since the founding of the country.
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“popular vote” = aka “mob rule”
They are setting up the elections to be determined by the 12+ million illegal aliens who would be given amnesty.
Palin says, “Thank you very much, Massachussetts!”
What idiots. Getting an early start for 2012. It never ends.
The people of Massachusetts giving up their vote. MORONS!
I don’t get it. All MA can do is affect how their own electors cast their votes; they don’t have anything to do with the rest of the country.
If MA wants to assign their electors according to the popular vote, then fine. How many do they get? Twelve?
Repeal the 17th ammendment!
This like everything in Assachucettes will be a good idea until it isn’t. Goldfish have a better memory of what politicians are likely to do. They even keep electing J. F. Kerry
If this pot of liberal quackium gets accepted, campaigns will be conducted in 10 states at the most and his fellow founders will start calling James Madison "Spinning James" as he winds up past 100k r.p.m.s!
This is a BAD move.
Voter FRAUD will determine who wins.
Notice how this nonsense only happens in liberal states? So lets analyze this a bit. The only way Massachusetts is ever going to vote for a republican is in a blowout win (ie Reagan ‘84) Otherwise, they’ll be voting democrat. So, the only time this could ever have an impact is if a Republican wins the popular vote in a tight race but is behind in the EC until.... Massachusetts to the rescue!!!
I say, let ‘em pass it! That should work out just as well as the succession play for Kerry’s senate seat (which ultimately ended up with Scott Brown getting Kennedy’s seat)
The bill, which passed on a 28-to-9 vote, now heads to Democratic Governor Deval Patrick’s desk. The governor has said in the past that he supports the bill, said his spokeswoman Kim Haberlin.
Under the law, which was enacted by the House last week, all 12 of the state’s electoral votes would be awarded to the candidate who receives the most votes nationally.
Hopefully the good folks of Massachusetts cop an attitude and leave the Union.
Pleas oh pleas oh please.
mob rule here we come.
Won’t that be funny to watch the next time a republican wins the popular vote...?
Would’ve worked out well for us in 2000 and 2004...
“Tisei also criticized the proponents for not following the normal procedures to seek a constitutional amendment.
“The thing about this that bothers me the most is it's so sneaky. This is the way that liberals do things a lot of times, very sneaky,” he said. “This is sort of an end run around the Constitution.”
They’ll find a reason to nullify it - watch.