Why do Dem mayors & governors demand sanctuary cities & illegal immigrants?
Political power. Nothing more or less. They are capitalizing on voter ignorance of how House representation & Electoral College votes are apportioned.
Fixing this, which is completely within our power now, can overturn some of the most significant damage done by the 17th Amendment, among the worst excesses of the Progressuve amendments.
Look at the electoral map. House Seats & Electoral College votes are zero-sum, based on TOTAL population – NOT on voting population.
Immigrants move to cities. The more immigrants, the more House seats/EC votes Dems get in metros – at the cost to the GOP of fewer House seats/EC votes in non-metros & rural areas
Illegal immigration is not about human welfare, as Dems insist; that’s just another Dem lie for low-info voters.
SCOTUS recently held against REQUIRING apportionment by voting population, as was the goal of the suit (Evenwell).
In doing so, SCOTUS agreed that States COULD apportion either way.
The GOP now owns more State legislatures and governorships than we have in a century. Trump will get Justices oriented to the Constitution. Governors & legislatures need to legislate VOTER apportionment. SCOTUS has said BOTH are ok.
Doing so easily could be the longest-lasting benefit to America the GOP could provide.