By Diane L. Gruber, 4/21/23
In Wednesday’s article about the Electoral College I mentioned that Nevada is one step closer to signing onto the National Popular Vote Compact (NPV). On Thursday Minnesota’s House passed the bill that puts their state one step closer to becoming a signatory on the NPV contract.*
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE COMPACT?
It is not a law, nor a regulation, nor a court decision. States that sign the NPV contract agree that they will completely ignore, yes I said ignore, how their citizens voted in the presidential election in their state, and give all their state’s Electoral College Votes to whichever candidate gets the most votes nationwide. In theory, this could be a Republican candidate, but the Democrats who devised this scheme believe this will produce wins only for Democrat presidential candidates.
The Democrats hope to have enough states signed onto the NPV contract in time to throw the 2028 presidential election into a constitutional crisis which will then go to the US Supreme Court to determine who won the election. The NPV contract is an end run around the amendment process of the US Constitution, and thus is totally unconstitutional. The Democrats who put together this scheme are not ignorant. They know it is unconstitutional; but, they believe that the US Supreme Court will be owned by Progressives & Marxists by that time and will rule in their favor.
NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE AMENDMENT
A TRUE national popular vote for president is rather simple. State lines are ignored. The Electoral College section of the US Constitution is repealed. All votes across the country are collectively added up, and the candidate with the most votes wins, even if it is less than 50%, such as the 1992 election when Bill Clinton was elected with only 47% of the vote.
To repeal the Electoral College section of the constitution requires an amendment. Several such proposals have been introduced in Congress over the decades. All these efforts failed. An amendment must pass in both the US House & US Senate by a two-thirds vote and then it must be ratified by three-fourths of the states, that is, 38.**
DEMOCRATS DO NOT WANT A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
When was the last time power-mad Democrats followed our constitution? They have spent the last 50+ years undermining it, with great success. Remember when we had total freedom of speech? Can you find “thought crimes” in the US Constitution?
And what about permits required to bear arms? THAT is not in the constitution. Remember when Americans could freely exercise their faith? Covid gave bullies the unconstitutional excuse to close church services. Is there anything in our constitution that says some people deserve more rights than others? No? Then why is the DC Swamp giving out tax dollars based upon skin color?
Despite our precious Bill of Rights, Americans are oppressed & controlled by rules & regulations written by un-elected bureaucrats and promoted by Democrats, RINOs and sundry other totalitarians.
THE LEFT HAS ALWAYS CRAVED POWER & CONTROL OVER OTHERS
Why do Democrats believe this “compact” will help them win all future presidential elections? In theory, this could help the RNC as much as the DNC, right? But, theory is not real life.
In practice, Democrats and many others believe the high-population areas will choose all future presidents under the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Those are the areas that are packed with Democrat voters, many expecting Democrats to give them more & better benefits at the expense of Americans living in the rest of the country.
IT ALL BEGAN IN 2000
Narcissistic Democrats have been seething ever since George W. Bush beat Bill Clinton’s Vice President, Al Gore, in the 2000 presidential election.^ And they have been scheming, too.
With Trump’s win in 2016 Democrats and some RINOs went stark-raving mad. Four days after Trump’s win, New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, was so incensed that he issued a press release promoting the NPV contract which he had signed in April 2014. Since the 2016 election, five states have signed onto this backdoor method of subverting the US Constitution.
When the NPV states add up to 270 Electoral Votes, the Democrats believe that they will never lose a presidential election again. They currently have 195 and will have 16 more if Nevada (6) and Minnesota (10) sign the NPV contract.^^
IS THIS SCHEME CONSTITUTIONAL?
Constitutional scholars question that this scheme would pass constitutional muster. Regardless, the first presidential election that involves this “Interstate Compact” will be thrown into the courts and it will be weeks before a president-elect is declared. Ever more chaos from Democrats.
Will the US Supreme Court need to step in again to prevent the Democrats from stealing the 2028 presidential election?^^ Perhaps the better question is: will they step in or will they allow the Democrats to steal the presidency in 2028 like they did in 2020?
Nevada is about to sign onto the National Popular Vote Compact. The Democrats’ hatred for the Electoral College began in 2000 when George W. Bush beat Al Gore. Gore received half a million more votes than Bush, but lost the Electoral College by five votes. Extremely bad losers, the Democrats came up with this unconstitutional scheme to ignore the Ele…