Skip to comments.RNC stomps Electoral College switch (re plans afoot for popular vote)
Posted on 08/05/2011 9:58:30 PM PDT by STARWISE
A move to change the way America elects its president got a clear thumbs down in a vote by members of the Republican National Committee on Friday.
A resolution opposing the National Popular Vote initiative won support of every voting RNC member but one who voted "present" instead of "yes."
The initiative has been gaining momentum in state legislatures at what for opponents is an alarming rate, with Republican lawmakers being told top officials of the RNC support it.
Members' emotion against abandoning the electoral college was running so high that dozens of members lined up behind two microphones to give individual 10-minute impassioned arguments against the initiative.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
No way ... !!
The Dems would love nothing more than to have New York City, LA, Boston, Baltimore and Philidelphia control who will be the president every four years.
That happens and I believe many states would secede...
Notice that it was Saul Anuzis who was backing this. RINO extraordinaire.
Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
If a state decides to allow the rest of the country choose its electors instead of its own citizens, then it should lose all representation in the House per the 14th Amendment.
Anyone who supports this is an assh0le, including Fred Thompson, whom I supported in ‘08.
“whom I supported in 08”
Out of blind hope, I assume.
If it's good for the Rats, it's bad for the country.
Simple as that!
The Rats have been trying to kill the Electoral College for a long time. They want the ghettos and barios controlling who gets nominated and elected. They always have.
When will the RNC address the matter of open republican primarys?
That’s what’s killing us.
Too late. Passed in Maryland.
Agree. They are the RINO National Committee.
After carpetbagging her way into the erection in the state of New York, then winning, the first bill advanced by Her Thighness Hitlery Ramrod Klintoon was to propose to change the Electoral College to a national popular vote. If you trust Ms. Cankles, vote your “conscience.”
I still might have voted for him over the rest of the field. Who knows? They all sucked in ‘08, except Keyes, who is not really qualified, IMO.
You forgot prisons and graveyards.
That icky Constitution keeps messing things up.
Passed in MA too - I live in MD. Not much attention paid to it by citizens when it was passed in the legislature.
MD is a reliably Blue State. Law doesn't kick in until enuf states with 270 electoral votes also pass [which ain't gonna happen for a while].
Point is that when GOP wins [hopefully 2012] people are gonna realize that IF the law had been in effect, THEIR BLUE electoral votes would have been transferred to the Republican. They will then DEMAND repeal of the law ...
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