Monday, April 21, 2014

UPDATE 4/28: Judge Napolitano Explains (Video); Dems Push for a National Popular Vote

This is an old cartoon. I guess it should now say "...the most Facebook friends".  

I've posted on this subject in 2011, and now it's coming back into the forefront.  The New American and Dick Morris are reporting that the Democrats have a plan to "transform" our county's voting system, and not in a good way.  The plan is for the Electoral College to get thrown out and be replaced with the National Popular Vote.  Some states are already on board, with New York being the latest.

Unsurprisingly, the push for a National Popular Vote is being promoted by a George Soros funded election group called The Center for Voting and Democracy.  Another site to check out is National Popular Vote.

Find out the details in the articles below:

Via:  The New American

The Democrats’ Plan to Destroy Our Electoral System

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While most people aren’t aware of it, there’s a movement afoot to completely change the way we elect our president — and its success would have serious consequences for our nation’s future.
The plan is a National Popular Vote Interstate Compact that would neuter the Electoral College and give the presidency to the winner of the popular vote. Under this agreement, your state would award its electors to the candidate winning the most votes nationally — even if a majority of your state’s residents voted for a different candidate.
The compact will take effect once enough states ratify it to constitute at least 270 electoral votes, a majority of the total 538. And with Governor Andrew Cuomo having signed a bill on April 15 making New York the 10th state party to the agreement (the District of Columbia is also on board), its 29 electoral votes bring the compact’s total up to 165, well more than halfway to the goal. The other signatory states are California, Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Washington, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island.
Moreover, the compact has already been passed by one house in Nevada, Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, New Mexico, and Oregon. Upon ratification, these states would represent 78 more votes, bringing the compact’s total to 242 — just 28 shy of activation threshold. At that point the agreement would conceivably be just one state away (Florida) from taking effect.
To many people the compact is an easy sell. What’s wrong with a popular-vote system? But as political consultant and pundit Dick Morris explained recently in a Newsmax article, there’s a reason why virtually all the compact’s proponents are leftists, with every ratifying state — and 80 percent of the one-house states — having voted for Obama. The movement is also receiving funding from radical leftist George Soros’ Center for Voting and Democracy. Morris writes:
Democrats usually see a smaller percentage of their people go to the polls than Republicans do.
Under the electoral vote system, they figure why beat the drums to get a high turnout in New York City when the state will go Democrat anyway? But, if its [sic] the popular vote that matters, the big city machines can do their thing — with devastating impact.
And think of the chances for voter fraud! Right now, the biggest cities, the ones most firmly in Democratic control (e.g. Washington DC, New York, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, etc.) are all solidly in blue states. Not only does this make it unnecessary to maximize turnouts there, but it also makes it unnecessary to promote double voting, fraudulent voting, and all the other tricks of the trade at which Democrats excel.

Additional Articles:

Here's a good article explaining why we should keep the Electoral College:

Why Keep the Electoral College?  

What Were the Founding Fathers Thinking?

"A popular election in this case is radically vicious. The ignorance of the people would put it in the power of some one set of men dispersed through the Union, and acting in concert, to delude them into any appointment." -- Delegate Gerry, July 25, 1787
"The extent of the country renders it impossible, that the people can have the requisite capacity to judge of the respective pretensions of the candidates." -- Delegate Mason, July 17, 1787
"The people are uninformed, and would be misled by a few designing men." -- Delegate Gerry, July 19, 1787

UPDATE 4/28/14:
 Judge Andrew Napolitano was on The Kelly File (April 28, 2014) with information on the National Popular Vote:


  1. I'm afraid our first mistake was making senators into elected officials instead remaining appointed by the governors or legislatures.

  2. They've been wanting this forever. The Constitution just doesn't work for them.

  3. No doubt libtards are on board with this, and why are they concerned with the electoral college? They already have that rigged. They've got all the blue states in their pocket from now though infinity for all intents and purposes and all they have to do is continue to perpetrate voting fraud in the 'swing' states - when necessary.

  4. And now that they've turned so many Americans into dependents of the federal government, the Dems can count on those votes, too. Gotta keep those freebies coming!

  5. Gotta hand it to liberals....they will do an end around a system that the founding fathers put in place to protect us from the populated states voting to overrun rural states. We'll see how this turns out, but mobilizing centers of population to get out the vote is certainly easier than pounding the ground in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

    We've seen these movements come and go before, though, and unsuccessfully so.

  6. "...and unsuccessfully so."

    Hopefully it stays that way!

  7. I still maintain that these problems began when republicans decided to act like democrats! And, every one of these so called fair voting efforts would only secure the power for one of those parties.
    I went to our local Comcast store last week and was asked for photo i d !

    1. Not much difference between the elitist RINO Republicans and the Democrats. They would sell their soul for a vote.

      As for COMCAST requiring a photo ID, that's understandable. You don't vote at the COMCAST office.

  8. To achieve success in this, they have to figure out a way to change the Constitution, and that is something that is pretty darn hard to do. Even for cheatin', thievin', lyin' no-scruples-havin' do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do-spoutin' lefties.

  9. According to, they don't have to change the Constitution.

    Why isn’t a constitutional amendment required to change the method of electing the president?
    According to the U.S. Constitution (Article II, Section I), state legislatures decide how to apportion their state’s electoral votes, a power that the Supreme Court has termed “plenary” (absolute). Congress cannot override this right beyond resolving certain administrative questions like the timing of when the Electoral College casts its votes and when states provide their official presidential vote totals.
    States have often exercised their power over how to allocate electoral votes, particularly during the lifetime of our founding generation. Most states today use the winner-take-all unit rule by which they award all electoral votes to the winner of the statewide popular vote. Few states used the unit rule in our early elections, however, and it did not become the norm until a half-century after the approval of the Constitution. Even today, Nebraska and Maine choose to apportion their votes differently.
    The U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 10) also establishes that states can enter into binding interstate agreements. There are hundreds of such compacts, including ones establishing the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and protecting states’ access to the water of the Colorado River. Many compacts require congressional approval, but others that do not infringe upon federal powers, such as the National Popular Vote plan, do not require it. Even if congressional approval ultimately is sought for the National Popular Vote plan, that approval would take place after the compact is approved by sufficient states to enact it.

  10. I stand corrected about changing the Constitution. I am sticking with the 'cheatin' thievin', lyin' no-scruples-havin' do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do-spoutin' lefties' comment.


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