Popular vote v. Electoral College: Be careful what you wish for

National Popular Vote is unconstitutional

Strong dosages of political showmanship are vying for our attention these days. A seemingly endless parade of presidential candidates, debates, caucuses and primaries take center stage as the crucial 2016 cycle approaches. We hear promises, sift through bravado and try to separate fact from blatant fiction. To add to the head spinning exhibitions are a rash of quick fixes, that actually create even more havoc. Arizona House Bill 2456 (national popular vote; interstate agreement) is such a measure — definitely worthy of your attention. Its Senate counterpart, identically named) is SB 1218.

This piece of legislation would require the popular vote for U.S. President to determine the winner, effectively relegating the Electoral College into political obscurity.

There are increasing election machinations to change the system put in place by our Founders to safeguard the election process — clearly defined in the U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause II, not to relegate small states into inconsequential obscurity.

Legislators contemplating support for this bill should heed the wisdom of these words: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.” America’s Founders strategically placed fences in an effort to balance power among the branches of the federal government and the states. This balance has served our nation well and it should not impetuously be cast aside.

The Republican Platform succinctly addresses this issue under the heading, The Continuing Importance of Protecting the Electoral College:  

“We oppose the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact or any other scheme to abolish or distort the procedures of the Electoral College. We recognize that an unconstitutional effort to impose “national popular vote” would be a mortal threat to our federal system and a guarantee of corruption as every ballot box in every state would become a chance to steal the presidency.”

This video “The Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College,” courtesy of Prager University explains the complex issue and is important to watch. It takes less than five minutes of your time, but will educate you on the issues involved. Knowledge is power.

Click on the House and Senate bills and see if your state legislator is a sponsor. Then use this link to locate them and ask them why they are joining with Democrats on this disastrous legislation.  Act now. Time is short.

12 Responses to Popular vote v. Electoral College: Be careful what you wish for

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Why are these monumental changes to our voting system showing support of liberal Democrats AND those who run as Republicans? Very odd since the Democrat party will be the beneficiary of these treacherous changes. From what I’ve read, this process will actually gut the two political parties. That’s what the leftists at the Arizona Repulsive newspaper have been advancing on the state level with the relentless promotion of the “Top 2” or “Jungle Primary” where the top two primary election vote getters would compete in the General Election. Political Parties would no longer factor into the elections, so the two who go to the General Election ballot could both be Democrats! Even if they were both Republicans, I would oppose this farce.

  2. State Delegate says:

    The National Popular Vote is a liberal gimmick that has taken in some Republicans who know little and think they are geniuses because a lobbyist with an agenda tells them so. They are being deceived and are working in turn to deceive others. I commend Seeing Red AZ for this post, but these bills are winding their way through the legislative chambers as we dally. Please, please, please call your legislators and ask them to stop this insanity. Our Founders knew what they were doing when they established the Electoral College. They did so with intent. There is not a single person in the Arizona legislature who is of the same caliber or possessing the brilliance of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, James Monroe, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin…..

    Arizonans are being led down a destructive path by these easily duped fools in our state legislature

  3. Villanova says:

    The Washington Times reported on this last year using this headline:
    Obama amnesty creates loophole for illegal immigrants to vote in elections
    Driver’s licenses, social security numbers facilitate improper registration, officials warn

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/12/obama-amnesty-creates-loophole-for-illegal-immigra/?page=all

  4. Realist says:

    With the huge influx of illegal aliens and liberal jurisdictions allowing them to vote, think of what the effect will be. Republicans will never again hold the presidency. California is already onboard with this dangerous absurdity. It was ushered in with this farce called the “New Motor Voter Act” which automatically enrolls everyone as a registered voter when they get their driver’s license. Read this report in the Daily Sheeple:
    http://www.thedailysheeple.com/new-california-bill-will-allow-illegal-aliens-to-vote_102015

    • MacBeth says:

      The question to ask is “Who has gotten to these Republican Arizona legislators and who ultimately benefits? It sure isn’t Republican voters. I smell a rat.

  5. CD 8 PC says:

    This is a massive fraud being perpetrated on Arizona Republicans. Call your legislators NOW and let them know you’re onto the con job.
    Here’s how to find them:
    http://www.azleg.gov/alisStaticPages/HowToContactMember.asp

    If they don’t hear from us, they’ll think we’re on board with this truly dangerous scheme. We need to act ASAP.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    Off topic, but McManiac is at it again.

    News from our disgraceful senior citizen senator.

    (Someone with credentials should check to see whether that melanoma, for which he previously been treated, has gone to the brain. It can happen.)

    “John McCain today compared the United States to ISIS and Hirohito’s Japanese forces in World War II.
    McCain was a guest on Outnumbered today. The senior Arizona senator also said Bush officials lied about waterboarding.
    Horrible.

    John McCain: Abu Ghraib shocked the world. Abu Ghraib was a great propaganda tool for them. We tried Japanese generals and hung them for war crimes. One of the crimes was waterboarding… This is a near death experience. They will tell that person who’s administering that anything they want to hear. And when someone says it led to Osama bin Laden they’re lying. And what we got was a whole lot of bad information from these people. Second of all, are we going to subject people to torture? Is that what the United States is all about?…

    Andrea Tantaros: Senator then do you believe administration officials in the Bush administration, the former Attorney General. Do you believe they are lying?

    John McCain: I believe they are lying when they said they got useful information… Do we want to be on the same plane as those people who are chopping off heads of people?

    And he’s a Republican!

    McCain then said waterboarding should be allowed if there is a nuclear threat(?)

    What a confused old RINO.”

    link to the story
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/02/john-mccain-compares-us-to-isis-and-hirohitos-japanese-forces-says-bush-officials-lied-about-waterboarding-video/

    • jojo says:

      Go to Prager University and click on electoral college. Maybe ALL of our legislators should be required to read it and hope they comprehend it. I’m thinking greedy lobbyist are behind it..

      • Vince says:

        From what I’m hearing, it’s not “lobbyist are” (plural). It’s”lobbyist is” (singular). Selling one’s soul for a bowl of porridge (money and power) is biblical….exemplified by Esau in the book of Genesis.

  7. Hunter says:

    I wonder what the Cruz campaign thinks of their state director in AZ lobbying hard for the National Popular Vote.

  8. D.B. Cooper says:

    This video exposes the Communist backing of the National Popular Vote. I highly recommend it:

  9. david says:

    I’ve always been worried about the “Chicago problem” in a scheme like this, where states with large Democrat controlled urban governments would run up the total, and, in an NPV regime, could taint the election. At the same time, it’s always bothered me that our elections are decided by a handful of “battleground states.” One approach that I think would address both problems would be to award a state’s electoral votes proportionally, rather than winner-take-all. That way, if the state of IL recorded 25 million votes for the Democrat presidential candidate, the Democrat would only win a maximum of 21 of IL electoral votes. At the same time, since EVs would be allocated proportionally, it would do away with the whole safe state – battleground state dichotomy.