Skip to comments.IT PASSED: Swing State Votes to Give Electoral Votes to Winner of Popular Vote
Posted on 05/22/2019 10:20:46 AM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
In order to do anything they can to stop President Trump from winning in 2020, Democrats in the Nevada Senate approved a National Popular Vote bill on a party-line vote, which will get rid of the Electoral College.
From the Washington Times:
Assembly Bill 186, which passed the Senate on a 12-8 vote, would bring Nevada into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an agreement between participating states to cast their electoral votes for the winner of the popular vote.
If signed as expected by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak, Nevada would become the 16th jurisdiction to join the compact, along with 14 states and the District of Columbia. The compact would take effect after states totaling 270 electoral votes, and with Nevada, the total would reach 195.
While the effort has been billed by organizers as bipartisan, Democrats have embraced the NPV in the aftermath of President Trumps 2016 victory, which saw the Republican win the electoral vote but not the popular vote.
Leftist groups like Common Cause, Indivisible and Public Citizen cheered the Nevada vote.
The movement to abolish the electoral college is winning, tweeted Public Citizen.
The NPV would not eliminate the Electoral College, but would render it irrelevant by requiring electors to vote for the national vote-winner instead of the candidate capturing the most votes in their states.
Supporters argue that it would shift the focus of presidential elections away from a handful of swing states, while critics say it would concentrate power in states like California and New York with the largest population centers.
Colorado, Delaware and New Mexico joined the compact in the 2019 legislative session, and other Democrat-controlled states are poised to follow.
Last week, the Maine Senate approved an NPV bill, sending it to the House. The Oregon bill has been approved by the Senate, and a House committee held a hearing Monday on the measure.
Heres a great take on why this would be so damaging and not work like Democrats think it will. Special interests will take over this country.
From Real Clear Politics:
Unfortunately, like most of the ideas to improve our election system, this one will not accomplish what its sponsors intend, will result in the election of presidents who only get a fraction of the popular vote, and will likely enrage the voters of the very states that have already voted to join the system. The sponsors of this plan have not thought it through.
The first thing to understand about the American voting system is that it is the Electoral College that assures the continued existence of the two-party system. Because the winner of the presidency must get a majority of the electoral votes, the candidates of splinter or special interest parties have no chance to winand for that reason they cannot get sufficient financing and other support to mount a serious campaign.
We have certainly had third and fourth parties in presidential elections, but their most effective role has been to bring ideas into the debate that might never otherwise receive attention, and they generally dont survive to the next election. Nevertheless, when they have been in the field, they have deprived the candidates of the major parties of a national popular majority even though they have not interfered with the choice of the president through the Electoral College. Modern examples are the two Clinton elections in 1992 and 1996, and George W. Bushs election in 2000.
The NPV plan would vastly improve the chances of a splinter or special interest candidate to win the presidency. In a wide enough field, a special interest candidate could easily win with less than a quarter of the national popular vote, and for this reason there will inevitably be a large number of splinter or special interest candidates running for president if the plan goes into effect.
Lovely, Trump will get Nevada, ME and CO’s EC votes regardless of how the citizens of those states actually vote in 2020... AWESOME.
So, they can just vote away the Constitution. Well, give them another 20 years and they will be talking about, “Remember when we had a Constitutional government? Those were really the good old days.”
Not yet though. And this vote is as useless as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer sharing their single brain cell to come up with a good idea.
No he wont.
People in far away states shouldn’t get to decide for us who we want to be president.
- The twelve legislators just voted to possibly overrule the will of 1.5 million registered voters who they claim to represent in favor of whoever California and New your voters want... Apparently.
This is unconstitutional and it needs to be knocked down NOW. The day after a close election is not the time to fight this. If it came down to it, it would make the Bush/Gore Florida recount battle look like a game of checkers with grandpa. Do we want Roberts picking the POTUS? It was just blue states now but now have a blue leaning swing state. Fix this now.
AKA the “Don’t bother voting” act.
I believe the logic is that, these are normally blue states. So, in 2020, the popular vote goes to Trump we’ll say. Now the Electoral votes of all those blue states that passed this go to Trump.
On an aside, aren’t all these states joining into...a confederation with the express intent of subverting the constitution...?
These people don’t seem to care if they destroy our republic, they just want power.
It is unconstitutional and does not matter. Nevada is a definite place where martial law must be implemented.
USSC here we come.
Barbara Lett-Simmons in 2000 disenfranchised a third of DC voters, because of “colonial status”, i.e. her tantrum because Gore LOST.
On an aside, arent all these states joining into...a confederation with the express intent of subverting the constitution...?
One might even call it collusion.
AKA: illegal immigrants elect president act.
This is torches and pitch forks stuff.
They will be sorry they opened this can of worms. It will be delicious when Trump wins the 2020 popular vote and all these blue/purple states go to him. Doh!
[These people dont seem to care if they destroy our republic]
They know many of the 30-and-under (40-and-under?) crowd don’t fully understand what is happening and why.
It’s what they count on.
Putin must laugh himself silly each night as Democrats/Leftists destroy America from within.
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