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National Popular Vote Promises to Gut the Constitution
« on: May 22, 2023, 12:21:20 pm »
National Popular Vote Promises to Gut the Constitution

If the Left can’t abolish the Electoral College, they’ll bypass it. So why are some so-called conservatives along for the ride?

Hayden Ludwig
May 22, 2023

If you think leftists aim to cut the Electoral College out of the Constitution, guess again—they plan to simply ignore it. The scheme is called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, and if enough states join, it will force red states to vote Democrats into the White House every four years—forever.

It works like this: Every state that joins the compact pledges its electoral votes to whichever candidate wins more votes nationwide. When enough states join to reach the critical 270-electoral-vote majority, it spells doomsday for Republicans.

If this scheme had been in place in 2016, Hillary Clinton would’ve won the presidency by garnering 48 percent of the popular vote to Trump’s 46 percent. Clinton famously ignored Wisconsin on the campaign trail, visiting just thirty-seven states plus the electorally useless D.C. and Puerto Rico. Trump visited forty-five states. Voters in key states rewarded each their due.

Amazingly, the national popular vote plan would mean future Democrats could visit even fewer states and still win the White House. All they’d have to do is juice the vote in California, Illinois, and New York—no need to visit “flyover country.” Why change your strategy when you can change the rules?

With 195 electoral votes across fifteen states already pledged to the compact, we’re closer to the abyss than you might think. So why are some Republicans backing this national suicide compact?

It’s no secret that each of the Left’s election “reforms”—voting by mail, ranked-choice voting, and automatic voter registration—is meant to codify permanent Democratic control of Congress and state legislatures. When it comes to the presidency, they’ve put National Popular Vote (NPV) in charge.

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Source:  https://www.theamericanconservative.com/national-popular-vote-promises-to-gut-the-constitution/

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Re: National Popular Vote Promises to Gut the Constitution
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2023, 12:43:41 pm »
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2021/12/02/the-national-popular-vote-proposal-is-doomed-if-even-only-one-state-rejects-plurality-voting-for-president/

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despite its advantages over the Electoral College, the National Popular vote plan breaks down if one state uses a different voting system from plurality voting – as Maine does, and Alaska will soon do.

Interesting take. Nebraska as well does not use plurality voting.

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Re: National Popular Vote Promises to Gut the Constitution
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2023, 12:47:02 pm »
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2021/12/02/the-national-popular-vote-proposal-is-doomed-if-even-only-one-state-rejects-plurality-voting-for-president/

Interesting take. Nebraska as well does not use plurality voting.


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For a state with any system other than plurality voting, the NPV text does not define how the “votes” to be entered into the NPV nationwide total are to be calculated. Thus, the NPV scheme is undefined both mathematically and legally. The national vote totals that it needs therefore cannot be determined.