Rep. Raskin, who most people know comes from a communist family, wants to abolish the Electoral College as is and replace it with the Soros-funded National Popular Vote (NPV).
“The Electoral College now – which has given us five popular-vote losers as president in our history, twice in this century alone – has become a danger, not just to democracy, but to the American people. It was a danger on January 6,” Mr. Raskin, Maryland Democrat, said in an interview on “Face the Nation” that aired Sunday.
He calls iNPV a direct popular vote, which is very misleading.
”The Framers were great, and they were patriots, but they didn’t have the benefit of experience that we’ve lived,” he said.
“We know that the Electoral College doesn’t fit anymore, which is why I’m a big supporter of the National Popular Vote interstate compact,” he said.
Do we know the Electoral College doesn’t fit anymore? We know the opposite, Raskin. He wants to neuter the Electoral College because it gives Republicans a chance to win the presidency as Democrats fill up urban areas with illegal aliens who will vote one day.
MORE ON SOROS’S NPV
Soros’s son and several businessmen funded the movement to a National Popular Vote or NPV, aka National Popular Vote Compact or NPVC.
The National Popular Vote Compact is a state-by-state initiative in which state election officials in all states participating in the plan would award their Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who receives the largest number of popular votes in all 50 states and in the District of Columbia.
The Electoral College protects the rights of the smaller states, so they don’t lose their votes to larger states. We see something similar in states like California and New York. The large populations in their urban areas deprive the suburbs and rural areas of their vote being counted. Areas on the outskirts of the urban areas do not get an electoral vote.
In the Federalist, Hamilton explains the need to protect the public good and the rights of the minority from the possible oppression by the majority in a “direct democracy” or “popular” vote:
When a majority is included in a faction, the form of popular government, on the other hand, enables it to sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens. To secure the public good and private rights against the danger of such a faction, and at the same time to preserve the spirit and the form of popular government is then the great object to which our inquiries are directed. Alexander Hamilton; Federalist Papers # 68
DAN MCLAUGHLIN: BEST EXPLANATION OF THE NPV
Without the Electoral College and with the NPV, all the states in red would have no say whatsoever in the running of their federal government.
To better explain, McLaughlin uses a hypothetical example: R candidate wins 48 states by identical 54-46 margins, D wins CA, NY & DC by 75-25 margins (only three states), D wins the national popular vote. Who should win?
I used this hypothetical example: R candidate wins 48 states by identical 54-46 margins, D wins CA, NY & DC by 75-25 margins, D wins national popular vote. Who should win? pic.twitter.com/832nMi9j88
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 3, 2019
28. All of that said, while the Electoral College resolves popular vote pluralities, we do face a realistic possibility in 2020 of facing the Electoral College’s real weakness: a tie decided by the House. Which would likely go to Trump, depending how the 2020 House races go. pic.twitter.com/Pjr3Rqbm7g
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) May 4, 2019
FURTHER EXPLANATION OF THE NPV
As few as eleven states would decide the election in the scenario below. NPV will significantly reduce the power of most states. The highly populated states will be able to gain the electoral votes. In fact, as few as 11 states could decide the Presidential election.
The NPV is a popular sound bite that will do the opposite of what it is portrayed to do. It doesn’t make each American’s vote count. It does not do that because it keeps the electoral college but misuses it. What it actually does is create a “forced merger” between heavily populated states and less populated states.
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. It disallowed Federalism. The containment of “mischief” or voter fraud of the ACORN type is contained within states. The alternative is spreading it nationally. The electoral college provides balance and firewalls against voter fraud.
NPV will likely end the Electoral College and the Two-Party System. Whether this is constitutional is a matter for the courts. There will be numerous lawsuits on this issue should NPV become law.
WHAT IT DOES
It only works if they get to 270 Electoral Votes among compact members. Congress would have to approve, but if Democrats win, that will become a reality. Lawsuits will follow to test its constitutionality. It will become a mess. Democrats and a few RINOs are attempting to get it done. A lot of states have signed up. You can google it. I won’t link to them. They have a powerful, weaponized response when I do.
NPV or NPVC is a device completely divined by the Soros family and some business associates.
It is very dangerous and will destroy the Republic. It makes us socialists or communists in one fell swoop.