A big shout-out to the stellar Portage County community activist, Brian Ames, for this article on the foolish and dangerous concept called the “National Popular Vote Interstate Compact”.
So exactly what is the NPVIC?
“The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) is an agreement among a group of U.S. states and the District of Columbia to award all their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.”
(LFC Comment: It is nothing more than a blatant attempt by progressives (read: Communists, or their useful idiots) in the Democrat party to eliminate the Electoral College, and thereby circumvent the U.S. Constitution. It is obvious to those patriots paying attention, that the Democrats’ strategy, when they lose an election, is to change the rules to favor them. They always cloak it under the deception of “fairness”.)
Here is Brian Ames’ statement on the NPVIC:
“……the Ohio House is indeed considering a monumental idiocy, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Wouldn’t one just know that it was introduced by a Democrat?
The self-anointed geniuses that concocted this suicide compact overlooked some important implementation details. First, after the compact becomes active, the states that have not joined gain more sway because their votes count not only in the home state but also in all compact states. For example, if all states except Ohio join the compact,
Ohio’s votes would count in all 49 other states as well as in Ohio where
it would retain its current, winner take all control of its own delegates. What is not to like about that? Ohio would become a super swing state.
The second missed detail, the suicide aspect of it, arises from the dilution of votes in the signatory states. Once the compact is active, a presidential election is certain to result in a member state’s electors being awarded contrary to the vote of the majority in that state. That would give that majority a cause of action to contest the results of the
election disputing the legislature’s authority to substitute a national electorate for a state electorate. Nonmember states whose majorities voted opposite to the the national popular vote could also contest the election as the flipping of member states would have decreased the weight of their votes.
Since an actual controversy must exist before a court can take action, the lawsuits would not occur until after an election. It is unlikely that the issues could be resolved before inauguration day creating a constitutional crisis. There would be no president and vice president to inaugurate.
It is certain that, regardless of whatever the courts decided, the ‘crats would be incensed and trickery would yield to thuggery. The left would rise in a wave of violence. Ballots, having failed, would give way to bullets.
If states may enfranchise voters from other states to determine the award of their presidential electors, what limits the criteria that may be used? Could they award them to the loser of the popular vote? Could they add additional qualifications such as state of residence? It is all part of the madness that emanates from the liberals.
There are many other fatal flaws to the suicide compact that I have not mentioned.
(LFC Comment: To our fellow patriot, Brian Ames, we say “hear ye, hear ye”……well said my friend!)