Stealth Attack on the Constitution: National Popular Vote

By:  Chip Wood
04/25/2014
       
Stealth Attack on the Constitution: National Popular Vote

If you’ve never heard of the National Popular Vote (NPV) interstate compact, I’m not surprised, despite the fact that this stealth attack on the Constitution is working its way through various state legislatures and would dramatically affect the way this country chooses its President.

In fact, at least one analyst believes that if enough states pass it, it would mean the end of any chance to ever again elect a Republican as President.

The Left is keeping this George Soros-sponsored effort very hush-hush. But you need to know about it, since its adoption could render meaningless the votes of you and your friends for a Republican candidate for the nation’s highest office.

Basically, the NPV says that a state must award all of its electoral votes to whichever candidate for president wins the national popular vote — regardless of how the citizens of that state vote.

In other words, if this measure takes effect and the Republican candidate receives the most votes in your state but his Democrat opponent gets the most votes nationally, then all of your state’s electoral votes will go to the Democrat. How’s that for making your state election meaningless?

Political analyst Dick Morris said, “If this thing passes, Republicans will never again win a presidential race and that’s why all the Democrats are lining up behind it.”

Does the NPV really have a chance of becoming the law of the land in this country? I’m sorry to say the answer is an emphatic “yes.” Last week, New York became the 10th state to pass it. The measure was approved last month by both branches of New York’s state legislature and was signed into law last week by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“With the passage of this legislation,” Cuomo declared, “New York is taking a bold step to fundamentally increase the strength and fairness of our nation’s presidential elections.”

No, what New York has done is take a bold step toward making sure that the Democrats never relinquish control of the White House.

Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz is one of the few liberals who have spoken out against NVP. He said that it “certainly violates the spirit of the Constitution.” And he added, “Plainly, the founders of the Constitution did not intend for there to be a conspiracy among certain states to essentially abolish the Electoral College.”

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