In the event you are unaware, Democrats are pushing state-by-state legislation to make the national popular vote the determinant of the Electoral College vote.
Named the “National Popular Vote” legislation, this will turn America into a popular democracy and destroy the republic. The Constitution never would have been ratified with this on the books.
Note they use the word “jurisdiction” as a substitute for “State” for the smaller States that would be ignored should this pass enough States, another example of their rejection of the foundation of America: State sovereignty. Only a few more States are needed, they’ve already locked-up 165 electoral votes
Without the bother of amending the Constitution, essentially this is a 17th Amendment for the presidency, arguably the worst of the Progressive Amendments.
Note also that they state that the NPV will “preserve the Electoral College.” This is true in name only; in fact it will become a rubber stamp of the popular vote. The result will be that the president no longer will be seen as national, but only the selection of voters in a few large States.
Further note that their argument rests on the idea that the will of the popular majority is now ignored, in the event the Electoral votes & popular vote do not line-up, but do not inform the reader that the result of the passage of this legislation will be that voters in the majority of States WILL BE ignored in future presidential elections.
Words matter. The Left is using them in this site disingenuously and dishonestly to convince people that overturning the representative system will ensure more liberty, rather than deprive States of sovereignty, centralize more power to the federal government, and create a truly Statist dictatorship of the urban metros.
The 2016 election will light a fire under Dems to get the few more States required to effect a silent coup against our representational republic. Only a few more states are needed. They already have NY IL CA.
Even Red States such as AZ have passed this in one chamber.
No one knows whether SCOTUS would hold against this as a violation of the foundation of the Republic. Article 1 does leave to the States how electors are assigned and vote.
This, far more than Monday’s EC vote, is a danger to America. Overturning the Electoral College is an existential danger to our Constitutional system.
On the one hand, this is a gross violation of the intent of the Constitution.
On the other hand, it could lead to Red State secession, which I fully support.