Skip to comments.Dick Morris: Democrats Conspiring to Rig Electoral College, Law Passed in 9 States So Far
Posted on 04/15/2014 11:40:27 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
A plan, now stealthily making its way through state legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award the presidency to the winner of the popular vote.
The plan involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner regardless of how their own state voted. When enough states pass this law, sufficient to cast 270 votes which is the majority of the Electoral College, it will take effect.
So far, nine states and the District of Columbia, casting 136 electoral votes, have joined. This is halfway to the 270 needed to put the compact into effect. The ratifying states are: Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Washington, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, Vermont, California, and Rhode Island.
Both houses in New York have passed it and it's on Gov. Andrew Cuomos desk.
It has already passed in the House in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Oregon. These states, plus New York, represent 107 votes. Combined with the others they are up to 242 votes. They need 270.
Who is pushing this?
All of those ratifying voted for Obama.
The movement is funded, in part, by the Center for Voting and Democracy, a George Soros-funded election group.
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This isn’t new....and its unconstitutional.
Not that it seems to matter these days.
What state would relinquish their power like that? Just stupid.
Soap box, Ballot box, Ammo box....
Amazing that all those states are Leftist states...
Constitutional? What difference does that make now? Politicians from both parties have been systematically dismantling various parts, with the most recent efforts of the Obama Administration to deal the “death-blow” to that founding document...
And the vast majority of school kids have absolutely NO comprehension of what the Constitution REALLY means - their textbooks have misrepresented a lot for years, and the new Common Core-compliant textbooks have thrown the Constitution (and anyone who still believes in it) under the bus...
Yep. The lefties (the few that actually know it) have always hated that we
are were a Constitutional Representative Republic, rather than a mob rule democracy.
and thus shall we no longer be a Republic, but a mob ostensibly ruled by “democracy”
remembering that Kim Jong Un, his father and grandfather and Saddam Hussein - all from countries with the title
“democratic” always get/got 99% of the popular vote
Just wait until a conservative gets the popular vote. HA!
Hey! I seem to remember a Dick Morris. Hmmmm. November 2012 sticks out in my mind...
Dang - I should have also said: “NC is firmly in GOP hands at the legislative level, so this is unlikely to go forward in that state.”
Remember 2000? If this passes, multiply Florida by 50.
The big city centers with most of the population are hives of vote fraud.
Conservative win the popular vote? Never happen again.
THIS + Shamnesty = Our Country is forever lost....
Unfortunately no. While we were not paying attention millions of Third World people were brought in and registered to vote. The balance has probably been tipped in favor of those people.
they are rigging so that the urban centers will control the election - the free loaders.
[ Remember 2000? If this passes, multiply Florida by 50. ]
In some ways I wish Gore had won the EC, he would have bungled up our reaction after 9/11 so badly the Dems as a party would have been destroyed permanently by 2004....
don’t shoot messengers
Nothing in the Constitution says how the states should pick their electors. Early in our history the legislatures of a some states picked them rather than by popular vote. South Carolina continued that until after the Civil War.
From Article II, Section 1:
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress:
I think it is a bad idea because it would allow the Voting Dead from Chicago drive up the Democrat's national count. A better way would be to vote on electors by Congressional district with two at large for each state, so one district's "creative balloting" would only affect three electors, not all from the state or from multiple states. However, I don't see how it would be unconstitutional since the Constitution doesn't limit the state's selection method. They could pick electors at random or even flip a coin to see which party's electoral pool would be used.