The National Popular Vote Compact is an agreement between state governors to award all the electoral votes in their states to the Presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote. This compact has been in the making since the first years of this century, but has gained momentum since the 2016 POTUS result placed DJT in the Oval Office despite his having [theoretically] lost the popular vote by [supposedly] one point five million votes.
Our Constitution gives state governors complete freedom in deciding how to direct their electors to vote … so this Compact is a legal end run around the principles of representative democracy. Why did the Founders allow this? Could it be they never foresaw an era where the nation would be divided between two widely differing political points of view? Could it be they never foresaw that one party would pack its voter rolls with illegals, dead people, and duplicate voters so as to [always] win the popular vote? Did they not conceive of gerrymandering, a technique used by both political parties to rig the popular vote in various districts across the nation?
I’d venture the Founders were very well aware of diverging points of view … they’d just defeated Loyalists / Royalists to establish an independent nation. But these same men also believed they were laying the foundation for a nation populated by moral, honest, God-fearing citizens, who would not be motivated to try to steal elections.
Our nation’s popular vote now splits roughly 50/50 between an urban [progressive / socialist / everyone here is a voter] bloc and a more traditional, free-market [walls work] bloc who live outside of the major MSAs. The left-of-center voters are further concentrated in the northeast, the far west, and the southwest. Click this link for a map that shows the 2016 results district-by-district:
So is the National Popular Vote Compact an idea whose time has come? Consider that Think Progress, Move On dot org, and the Democratic Socialists of America are yuuge supporters … as is Eric Holder [yep, that Eric Holder, another Barky Boy who won’t go away]. Mark Levin among other commentators has suggested that once [deliberate choice of word] the NPVC is joined by sufficient states to control 270 electors, there will never be another President elected who does NOT speak for urbanites and undocumented Democrats. It goes without saying that the push to reach the 270 vote goal before year 2020 is massive.
Here are two articles, one from November 7, 2016 [one day before the 2016 POTUS election … isn’t that a coincidence] about Andrew Cuomo adding NY state to the Compact … and another showing how close the Compact is to reaching the magic 270 figure as of this month. I encourage you to look closely at the second article, and see where support for this Compact is coming from.
Ongoing pro-Compact news and opinion can be found on the following website, which is updated frequently [and worthy of a bookmark]:
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