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Blue States Move to Bypass Electoral College.
« on: May 10, 2018, 07:24:57 AM »
Blue states rally to upend Electoral College, with addition of Connecticut

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/10/blue-states-rally-to-upend-electoral-college-with-addition-connecticut.html

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Connecticut is joining a growing alliance of liberal states in a "pact" that would supposedly allow them to change the way presidents are picked -- by allocating each state's electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.

The uphill campaign, which if ever brought to fruition would almost certainly face a court challenge, has gained renewed attention amid Democratic grumbling about the Electoral College in the wake of President Trump's 2016 win. While he defeated Hillary Clinton in the electoral vote, he lost the popular vote by 2.9 million ballots.

Enter the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which blue states are joining to commit to allocating their electoral votes to the national popular-vote winner -- regardless of their own state results.

The pact is meant to be a work-around to the constitutional requirements that created the Electoral College system, which awards each state's electors to the winner of that state.

In theory, the game-changing compact would take effect once it signs on states representing at least 270 electoral votes, the threshold to win the presidency. With the expected addition of Connecticut's seven electoral votes, the group now has 172.
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The plan has been pushed for last several years, and proponents are working to get other states to pass legislation joining the pact. According to the National Popular Vote website, the proposal has passed in at least one house in 11 other states, including Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma and Oregon.

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Re: Blue States Move to Bypass Electoral College.
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 07:35:10 AM »
Oh look, Marxists trying to do away with Constitutional law. Color me shocked. :rolleyes:
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Re: Blue States Move to Bypass Electoral College.
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 08:01:43 AM »
The best part is the likelihood that they will probably end up putting this in place just in time to help the GOP person win, then they'll start running around the night of the election trying to reverse it.

I'd pay to see that. More zany leftist comedy.

Though I don't see it being allowed by the SC.  Especially with one or two more constitutionalists in place.

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Re: Blue States Move to Bypass Electoral College.
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 09:09:32 AM »
The citizens of those states should be outraged. Do they not understand their votes were just taken away from them?
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Re: Blue States Move to Bypass Electoral College.
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 03:31:52 PM »

Well, Hillary did win the last presidential popular vote.

What was said about WWII French generals "fighting the last war"?

This Electoral College move will become the Dem's Maginot Line.

 
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Re: Blue States Move to Bypass Electoral College.
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 05:50:33 PM »
Of course, if they succeeded and Trump won the popular vote in 2020 they would want to bring back the EC.


 

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