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Blue states try
raiding Electoral College

Washington Times, by Editorial

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 4/24/2014 6:40:43 PM

The fondest dream of the modern Democrat is to neutralize the votes of the yokels in Peoria and put important decisions in the hands of sophisticates in places like San Francisco and Manhattan. The modern Democrats took a step closer to realizing their ambition last week when New York joined nine other liberal states with laws to undermine the Electoral College. Blue states have been rushing to sign up for the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. So far, the list includes — in addition to New York — California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bkt23, 4/24/2014 6:57:10 PM     (No. 9823715)

The more you take the voice of the people away, the less they will obey the few self-proclaimed elites.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 4/24/2014 7:04:03 PM     (No. 9823724)

If only these "elites" could see beyond the end of their noses at the reality of the future they think they want, they would recoil in horror. This try to steal all future elections will not, must not happen!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: plex, 4/24/2014 7:12:05 PM     (No. 9823727)

Just imagine how angry the voters in these states will be when the states end up supporting the Republican because of the popular vote. The agreement won´t last long after that.

Still reliving Gore vs. Bush but that just doesn´t happen often.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strikingviking, 4/24/2014 7:14:05 PM     (No. 9823731)

The framers of our constitution knew well the boundless appetite of some for power to dictate to the citizenry. They rage today against these 200+ year-old restraints on their ambitions.

They know they cannot amend the Constitution by either of the two methods established by it so they seek a subterfuge to "hack" its protective code. We are desperately in need of a Supreme Court that will grant "standing" to petitioners challenging these unconstitutional schemes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: shamus, 4/24/2014 7:18:06 PM     (No. 9823735)

This is the height of foolishness on the part of the left. It can can only hurt their cause and elect their opponents.

Only blue states subscribe to the national popular vote. If the blue candidate wins the popular vote, then they would win in blue states, but they would do this anyway, because they´re blue states. If the red candidate wins the popular vote then they would win the election, as blue states would flip their vote.

The measure can only help red candidates and hurt blue candidates. Sounds like a sure loser for the left.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KTWO, 4/24/2014 7:24:05 PM     (No. 9823742)

Horrible idea. Which is why it is being pushed.

One beauty of the Electoral College is that the votes in one state do nullify the votes in another state. That means fraudulent voting or vote counting may still occur but its effect will be limited to within the state.

With a national popular vote system any fraudulent vote anywhere nullifies a valid vote from anywhere else.

It is a game the biggest liar wins by creating dishonest votes or vote counts..

And the place where it can be most easily done is in the large, poor, inner cities.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: volksford, 4/24/2014 7:57:16 PM     (No. 9823758)

This is the kind of nonsense that will eventually lead to the balkanization of America.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Avanti1, 4/24/2014 8:05:47 PM     (No. 9823764)

I wonder what the US Supreme Court would say if a state were to cast their electoral votes for a candidate that did not win the popular vote in that state. How wold that fit with "one man one vote?"

If the goal were to align electoral college votes more closely with the popular vote, the States could award one electoral vote to the party winning a majority of the popular vote in each Congressional District in their state, plus award two electoral college votes to the winner of the statewide popular vote. That is already done in two states.

For those who have not read the US Constitution, each state gets a number of electoral votes equal to the number of US Representatives from that state (i.e. the same number as Congressional Districts in that state) plus two more reflecting the number of US Senators from that state.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FormerNYer, 4/24/2014 8:18:32 PM     (No. 9823773)

If what they are doing is illegal, then thier electoral votes shouldn´t count. So why hasn´t one of the ´smart´ lawyers in RNC taken this to the courts?


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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone, 4/24/2014 8:48:01 PM     (No. 9823792)

If the Democrats succeed in throwing out the electoral college and moving to a popular vote winner, along with passing a huge amnesty for illegal aliens that will surely give the Democrats tens of millions of new foreign born voters in the years ahead, it would become mathematically impossible for the current Republican party ever to win future presidential elections. The result would be the transformation of the USA into a one party socialist state to where future Justices of the US Supreme Court would always be nominated by liberal Democrat Presidents.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jalo1951, 4/24/2014 8:59:26 PM     (No. 9823798)

The end of life as we know it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: EQKimball, 4/24/2014 9:50:39 PM     (No. 9823845)

Const. Art. I, Sec. 10 prohibits states from entering into alliances and confederations. Not that liberals care.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bubber, 4/25/2014 12:26:53 AM     (No. 9823931)

Please excuse me for raising my voice...REPEAL THE 17th AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!...again, sorry for yelling...this one vexes me and dam* near gives me the vapors...it is the root and cause of much trouble and many evils...

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