Democratic States Concoct Plan to Essentially End Electoral College
So I won't bother posting links as one can just do a Google for it to read many sources, but it is being blasted by certain Democrats as well such as Alan Dershowitz for example. It is called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, and it seeks to be an end run around the Constitution to essentially end the Electoral College. Basically it works where states that have decided to be a part of the compact agree to give all of their electoral votes over to the national popular vote winner in an election.
So for example if the Republican wins the Florida vote, but loses in the national popular vote, then all of Florida's electoral college votes go to the Democrat anyhow (if part of this compact). Thus far, the states that have agreed to be part of the compact are New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, California, Maryland, Hawaii, etc...I wonder what it is about these states in particular that make them want to be a part of this compact???
Legislative bodies in some other states have also agreed to the compact, although their states haven't. The movement has around 160+ electoral votes thus far. They need to get up to 270 electoral votes in total and then essentially the Electoral College is ended. It is obvious why the Democrats want this however: the major population centers are the ultra liberal urban areas. It would mean that the Presidential elections become dependent primarily on New York state and California, and within those states, on New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, along with Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago, etc...nobody would pay any attention to the likes of Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, etc...and even if they did, they'd go to the major urban areas.
It basically will turn America into a pure democracy as opposed to a republic as far as the Presidential election goes every four years.