Skip to comments.Waterloo for the National Popular Vote movement?
Posted on 06/10/2019 8:46:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Our readers dont need to be introduced to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, the desperation measure concocted by the Democrats in an effort to make an end run around the Electoral College by pledging states to abide by the popular vote.
Fourteen states, along with D.C., have so far passed the compact. One curious provision is that the compact does not go into effect until the number of electoral votes involved reaches 270 a simple majority which would guarantee a candidates victory. The number of electoral votes controlled as of now is 189 clearly, the promoters have been concentrating on large jurisdictions.
The compact has 81 votes to go, a circumstance that has caused some on the right to go into their customary its all over its too late nothing can be done act. This is not surprising many of them start screaming its too late every time theres a loud noise. It has become a standard feature of the American political scene, like Mom, apple pie, and corruption in Chicago.
That was where it stood until the week before last, when on May 30 Gov. Steve Sisolak of Nevada vetoed the bill, which had been passed by the state senate nine days before. This action may very well break the momentum of the march to 270, marking the high tide of the Democrats latest attempt to subvert representative democracy.
The Electoral College has outdone the Founders fondest hopes for it. Over the past twenty years alone, in has prevented two utterly unworthy candidates from occupying the White House Al Gore, a flake at the very least, and Hillary Clinton, the most corrupt American politician since Aaron Burr.
Both, of course, were Democrats, which raises a very interesting question, because so too is Steve Sisolak.
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The wise governor knew the cost of supporting would be very great for what would be losing law suits. He knew it would be possible that all of his states votes would be thrown out.
Which color indicates the SCOTUS dying laughing when this comes before them? :)
...This is not surprising many of them start screaming its too late every time theres a loud noise...
Sounds like too many conservatives on this board :)
Ohio may be putting it on the ballot in 2020. I think they are getting petitions together.
For the record, Ohio has a long history of mangling ballot language to say something exactly opposite of what the ppl think they are voting for.
‘He knew it would be possible that all of his states votes would be thrown out.’
there is no clear indication that lawsuits would have any standing against this; they might, they might not...at any rate, this compact will not be enacted without red state participation, so everyone on this forum screaming about this needs to remember that...
I know. But....... to worry the voters, the threat of losing their vote must be presented.
Also beware of this. The Rats have mastered getting high Rat turnout ballot initiatives on November ballots. In 18 there were 4 here in Michigan. As a result they flipped the Governor, SOS and we ended up with a lesbian activist for AG
I despise the national popular vote concept and think it must be unconstitutional.
However, they might be surprised at the outcome. 35 or 40 percent of those of states are repubs who don’t even bother to vote unless they care about some arcane local issue.
With popular vote, lots of Californians, New Yorkers and other such critters might suddenly have a reason to come out and pull the repub lever.
I would love to see California, Hawaii, DC and the other blue states that have passed this measure be forced to cast their electoral votes for President Trump after he wins the popular vote over the has-been/never-will-be that the Democrats choose as their presidential standard-bearer in 2020.
My understanding is that if a State passes this and at some future time turns from blue to red it can by voted out in the same way it was voted in.
It won’t happen because the compact will not take effect until the States joining have a total of 270 EC votes.
That would be the most sweet delicious poetic justice of all.
These people are banking on the fact that they can get the popular vote by vote harvesting illegals, but what happens if Trump wins the popular vote? California will be forced to turn over their enormous number of electoral college votes for him, when there was never ever a chance that it would have happened without this compact.
IF you think about it, this compact creates an more feasible path for Trump to get an electoral landslide than he otherwise would have had.
Having to slaughter 23,000,000 treasonous Democrats, and another 10,000,000 treasonous Republican "voters" is extremely depressing.
Growing up in Chicago and watching 50 years of entirely corrupt Democrat elections does not inspire faith in the System, or Republican willingness to enforce the law.
Thus, a certain skepticism about DC and the Deep State has been earned. There is the fact that a lot of the Democrats are already dead, so, that's a certain percentage of ammunition saved...
“...I would love to see California, Hawaii, DC and the other blue states that have passed this measure be forced to cast their electoral votes for President Trump...”
I would love that as well, but there are two reasons that will never happen. First of all there is California closing their polls three hours after the East Coast due to their time zone. This gives California Democrats plenty of time to “harvest” votes and find car trunks filled with them, however many are needed.
Secondly even if Trump was able to achieve a popular vote victory in spite of Democrat fraud you can be certain that all the Blue states would immediately withdraw from the compact or declare it to be unconstitutional.
Remember - the constitution is highly esteemed by the Democrat Party - whenever they can find some way to use it in their favor.
The Maine Senate passed it, but the vote failed in the Maine House.
Not that I really believe that we still live under the rule of law anymore, but I don’t see how an elector (who is literally the person being selected when one casts a ballot for president) can be compelled by law to vote a particular way.
Counties DO NOT want the Capitol City to change their vote.
That is big city voter fraud.
The Constitution states “Signed & Sealed” votes.
Only voter fraud can modify votes.
The InterCounty Compact overrides the InterState Compact, and it states Signed & Sealed & unchanged.
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