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Conservatives Deride Effort to Rig Electoral College
Newsmax ^ | 04-19-2014 | Todd Beamon

Posted on 04/20/2014 1:48:23 PM PDT by Kevin in California

Conservatives slammed the campaign to effectively end the Electoral College's role in presidential elections, saying that the National Popular Vote Compact circumvents the Constitution, saying it resembled President Barack Obama's abuse of the law through his extensive use of executive orders. "It is pretty startling," Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV this week. "If they want to make the case for the popular election of presidents and a Constitutional amendment, they should make the case.

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1 posted on 04/20/2014 1:48:23 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Kevin in California
The Democrats’ Plan to Destroy Our Electoral System

The New American
19 April 2014

While most people aren’t aware of it, there’s a movement afoot to completely change the way we elect our president — and its success would have serious consequences for our nation’s future.
...

2 posted on 04/20/2014 1:54:39 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: Kevin in California

The EC has been circumvented almost from its origin.

The problem is that the Constitution places no restrictions at all on how a state legislature chooses electors.

OTOH, there’s that bit about states being forbidden to make compacts amongst themselves without permission of Congress.


3 posted on 04/20/2014 1:55:01 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Kevin in California

FWIW, if this goes into effect, it could easily backfire on Democrats.

All it would need is massive turnout for a conservative candidate and low turnout for the Democrat candidate.

Narrow marginal win in each of the traditionally Democratic states, and big margins in the traditionally GOP states.

GOP candidate has a majority of popular vote, but a minority in the EC. Compact kicks in and the GOP guy is elected.


4 posted on 04/20/2014 1:58:21 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Kevin in California; All
Thank you for referencing that article Kevin in California. Please bear in mind that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

Patriots need to bear in mind the following concerning the effort by Democrats to rig the electoral college. The fight to essentially rig control of the Oval Office is based on the perceived powers of the federal government. The reason that Democrats are fighting for control of those perceived powers is because parents have not been making sure that their children are being taught about the federal government's constitutionally limited powers.

5 posted on 04/20/2014 2:02:33 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Sherman Logan
FWIW, if this goes into effect, it could easily backfire on Democrats. All it would need is massive turnout for a conservative candidate and low turnout for the Democrat candidate. Narrow marginal win in each of the traditionally Democratic states, and big margins in the traditionally GOP states. GOP candidate has a majority of popular vote, but a minority in the EC. Compact kicks in and the GOP guy is elected.

You underestimate DemonCraps.

They'd change the rules.

6 posted on 04/20/2014 2:06:48 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Kevin in California

Why do they need to change the College? They already have:

The Dead;
The Illegal Aliens;
The College Brats;
The Vote Counters;

What could go wrong?


7 posted on 04/20/2014 2:13:40 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Kevin in California

The Electoral College is the only defense against the urban Democrat vote fraudsters. Of course, they want it bypassed.


8 posted on 04/20/2014 2:30:51 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Kevin in California

A good question is that when Republicans are in power, can the federal government effectively counter this effort?


9 posted on 04/20/2014 2:41:30 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Kevin in California

They will go to any lengths for short term advantage in elections. In WI years ago they talked us into changing State Supreme Court positions from appointed to elected. Now that we have the internet and can find out about these judges they loose. Now they are complaining that we are too stupid to choose our justices and we need to have them appointed.


10 posted on 04/20/2014 3:05:04 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: All
Alternative popular vote

Look at this alternative popular vote method. Kind of interesting.

11 posted on 04/20/2014 4:08:42 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Kevin in California

As much as we know this is a deceptive ploy to facilitate fraud; I can’t help but be reminded how the electoral college has worked to prevent any ineligible, incompetent, frauds from being elected.
Perhaps if election day and tax day were combined and voting along with paying your taxes happened at the same place...


12 posted on 04/20/2014 7:55:59 PM PDT by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects)
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