“The elective franchise, if guarded as the ark of our safety, will peaceably dissipate all combinations to subvert a Constitution, dictated by the wisdom, and resting on the will of the people.”
~ Thomas Jefferson
If you don’t know what the National Popular Vote Compact (NPVC) is, you need to. NPVC is a law that falsely purports to make each US citizen’s vote count but actually corrupts the vote.
It is an idea that has been around a long time and has gotten new life from the Soros family and the Progressive wing of the Democratic Party who are behind the latest push to make it the law of the land.
It will forever change how we elect our president and vice president. It will forever insure the presidency for Democrats because it gives the power of the vote to highly populated Democratic cities and states.
Currently moving at a rapid pace, the NPV is a state-by-state initiative that will force states to allocate their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, rather than the winner of the popular vote in their state.
NPVC will be considered law – likely unconstitutionally – once the total number of electoral votes in states that passed it equals 270.
Rhode Island recently approved the National Popular Vote Compact. Half the states needed to make this election fraud plot a reality have now passed it.
The NPV uses a popular sound bite that will do the opposite of what it is portrayed to do – make each American’s vote count. It does not do that because while it continues the electoral college, it misuses it. What it actually does is create a “forced merger” between heavily populated states and less populated states.
The NPVC or National Popular Vote Compact is NOT “one man, one vote.” It is the opposite. It gives fewer people the vote.
The NPV’s greatest threat (or certainly one of them) is that no one candidate has to amass the 270 electoral votes through compromise with states, with other candidates and with voters.
The candidate need only achieve a plurality of votes…it is outstandingly dangerous.
If we have two major candidates and the Dems introduce one or two or three fake candidates, the one that gets as little as 21% of the vote will win the popular vote with a plurality and be, according to the Compact, awarded the electoral votes because he wins the popular votes.
This is the scenario under which dictators come to power. It will make us into a Banana Republic.
Having a president who represents such a minority of Americans would be incredibly devisive in every area of our functioning.
NPV REDUCES THE POWER OF THE STATES
NPV will greatly reduce the power of most states in that the highly populated states will be able to gain the electoral votes and, in fact, 11 states could decide the Presidential election.
California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina and New Jersey have 57% of the votes cast in 2008, and together they have 270 electoral votes, the amount necessary to win the election. Do you want these states to decide who is President while other states have no say?
Is this what the Founding Fathers wanted? An election based on demographics and geographics?
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE STRUCTURE OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
Why is the current structure of the electoral college so important? Our Founding Fathers believed that the state by state disbursed system maintained the sovereignty of the states and disallowed Federalism. The containment of “mischief” or voter fraud of the ACORN type is contained within states instead of being spread nationally. The electoral college provides balance and firewalls against voter fraud.
Do you believe all states should be purple and not red or blue? Then you do NOT want the NPV. Supporters of the NPV claim it will favor Republicans in that there are more underutilized Republican votes than Democratic votes, which I doubt since the heavily populated states are predominantly liberal. Whether this is true or not does not matter.
We should not favor one side or the other in the United States of America.
NPV CIRCUMVENTS THE CONSTITUTION
NPV circumvents the Constitution by allowing individual states to change the Constitution without an amendment. However, the compact clause of the Constitution does not allow any state to “enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State.” Liberal states like California could join with Illinois, New York, and another 8 other liberal states forming a super bloc that would give all their electoral votes to the winner, forming the bloc that could take the election.
Article V specifically states that the Constitution must be amended, “no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.” The NPV as structured will immediately take effect without an amendment.
NPV has bipartisan support and the opposition should be bipartisan as well. It is not a partisan issue, it is about states rights and the power of each individual guaranteed by the electoral college.
NPV SIDE EFFECTS
NPV will have many unwanted side effects:
The states that decide the election will probably be the states that receive the federal dollars because their votes count. They will likely be the only states that candidates will visit.
Another problematic side effect reared its ugly head in my own Congressional district on Long Island. For example, Long Island’s congressman, Tim Bishop, received most of his funding from New York City and other areas outside Long Island, including as far away as California. NPV will encourage the influx of money from outside the key 11 states. It will be lobbying on steroids.
Then there is the nationalization of voter fraud. Some states require proof of citizenship, photo ID’s, no ID’s, but NPV will eliminate that choice and the containment of fraud that states provide.
In Kansas, the Democratic primary of Rizzo vs Royster shows the seriousness of voter fraud. A group in support of Rizzo brought in 50 Somali nationals to vote. Rizzo won by one vote.
In Mississippi, 23 counties had more people registered to vote than were alive.
Examples are endless though some would have us believe fraud is not a widespread problem.
There is the costly and lengthy litigation which will ensue if NPV passes. Examples are –
What happens constitutionally, if a state in the NPV doesn’t like the candidate they are forced to give their electoral votes to and pulls out of the compact though they are not free to do so?
NPV does not meet equal protection under the 14th amendment for the states who do not sign on to the NPV.
The compact clause, Article I, suggests it needs congressional approval.
Article II delegates power to the states which the NPV overrides.
Administratively, a non-qualified person, not even on the ballot, could win; it will force states with solid voting requirements to go with those who allow rampant fraud if they have higher population density; the individuality of states that includes early voter registration, felons voting, voting by mail, et cetera, will dissolve into the requirements of the heavily populated states. Close elections will cause inevitable and lengthy delays.
There is even a question of whether some states will be able to vote under the compact. Litigation will take a long time and could end up leaving the incumbent President in place for months or years.
NPV’S CONSEQUENCES IN SHORT
- It will Federalize the vote
- Destroy state sovereignty in the Presidential election
- Circumvent the Constitution
- Disenfranchise voters by giving 11 states the power to decide the election.
- It will ignite endless litigation
- Reduce voting to the lowest common denominator
- Give a handful of states supremacy
NPV is a “one size fits all” and it forces many states to abandon the voting procedures and policies that make them unique. It focuses on the end results and sacrifices process. Click here for charts.
The Truth Behind the National Popular Vote Compact which I summarized is described on this link. It includes a half hour question and answer session at the end.