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Old 04-21-2014, 21:16   #1
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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.
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Old 04-21-2014, 22:29   #2
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Good... I am getting tired of waiting for the American political apocalypse.

The 1st and 2nd amendments should be the next things that we eradicate once we finally figure out how to legally stuff the ballot boxes

Besides, I'm tired of listening to angry red necks talk about freedom.
After we get rid of free speech and guns we can finally make large sugary drinks illegal too !!
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Old 04-22-2014, 15:10   #3
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And I suppose if a Republican wins they could all conveniently vote for the Dim instead, doing an admin end run on the popular vote. The funny thing about rules is that they can be changed to achieve certain results. Harry knows this.
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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???

It basically will turn America into a pure democracy as opposed to a republic as far as the Presidential election goes every four years.
This is more than just the Presidential elections at stake. By moving towards the pure Democratic Socialist model, they intend to also use this model to change many more governing bodies.

Something missed is that there is no FEDERAL requirement on who is allowed to vote. That is left up to the individual STATES. Part of the movement has these same States working to allow NON_CITIZENS to vote. And it is all LEGAL.

U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bush v. Gore: "The individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote, for electors for the President of the United States unless and until the state legislature chooses a statewide election as the means to implement its power to appoint members of the Electoral College."

I think the Progressives are trying to ensure they get their say, as more States tighten up voter laws to prevent fraud.
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