What is this all about?
The National Popular Vote Compact (NPV) has been passed by 10 state legislatures and the District of Columbia. When additional states sign on, and the total of their assigned electoral votes equal’s 270, the compact goes into effect in each signatory state.
This means that when the national popular vote is tallied, whatever state you are in, how your state votes means nothing. All your electoral votes go to the winner of the popular vote.
The question is “is this a good thing or not?” It is constitutional, since state legislatures may choose their own method of awarding electoral votes. But, what is the motive? Is it intelligent, needed, or a scam perpetrated by those who wish to seize control of this nation via a continuation of the liberal open borders agenda of the last eight years?
Currently Rhode Island, Vermont, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Washington, New Jersey, Illinois, New York, California, and the District of Columbia holding 165 electoral votes have passed this Compact into law and need states with another 105 to force the Compact into effect in all the signatory states.
Take note that each state and D.C. that have signed on are traditionally and perennially blue. If the proponents successfully convince the remaining perennially blue states, including Michigan, to sign on, they will have amassed 254 electoral votes. They will be 16 shy of the necessary 270 to control the election of the president for years.
The proponents have put together a book with a whole lot of unimportant and lightweight reasoning, such as how much campaign money is spent in smaller states and swing states.
This effort is being spearheaded by John Koza, a democrat who has contributed handsomely to democratic candidates and now republican candidates for state and federal races. Feel free to search Mr. Koza as an individual contributor on the Federal Elections Commission contributions website by using this link and then placing his last name first then his first name. Get these republicans on your side and win those red state electoral votes – possibly as little as 16.
Those pushing the NPV Compact lament that from time to time the presidential election has been determined by naming a president who did not get the popular vote in our “democracy”. As you will discover in this document, we are not a democracy, we were not intended to be a democracy, nor will we be well served as a democracy.
If not a democracy, what are we?
We are a federal republic. It is the lifeblood of our nation! Under our Constitution the various states, semi-sovereign, name the president of these “united” states. This is done constitutionally via article II, section one and the twelfth amendment. This nation was formed and has survived well as a federal republic of states. We are not nor have we ever been a national government democracy. The founders carefully avoided the tyranny of democracy. More on this later.
Our federal government, a republic, operates under a strict limit of powers set forth in the Constitution under article 1, section 8 and some subsequent clarifying amendments, making the states sovereign in matters or powers not granted to the federal government, because we are a nation of states with diverse and very separate state issues.
Our tenth amendment to the Constitution states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the states respectively or to the people.”
The Unites states in this instance represents the federal republic internationally sovereign as the United States of America.
The various state legislatures decide how their states’ electors are chosen and in what manner they vote. Yes, electors may vote as they see fit, but most legislatures have provided an avenue for the support of their state’s popular vote.
Does a popular vote democracy have problems?
Start by looking at your state and its problems. In the west, federal lands, grazing, and water rights are of key concern. In the rust belt, loss of good paying manufacturing and mining jobs is of concern. In the east, states want to tax driver travel, air pollution, and overcrowding in cities. In the south, and Midwest, agriculture, and ranching are of concern. Fracking, natural gas exploration, solar energy are all regional issues. In the southwest and west, the rampant growth of illegal aliens and its effect on jobs and budgets is of concern.
States are not homogeneous nor do they always play nice with each other. The citizens of these states have very different hot buttons on electing a president. Remember, the states elect the president, not the people. We could exist just fine without the media calculating the national popular vote.
The states’ legislatures appointed the state’s U.S. senators as the state’s representatives or ambassadors to the federal government, until the seventeenth amendment in 1913. Many would say look at your Senate today with the popular vote electing this body, that it isn’t working?
What about popular multiple candidates? In the 1992 election, Bill Clinton received only 43%, with George H.W. Bush garnering 37.4% and Ross Perot picking up 18.9%. What if a candidate gets only 39% of the vote and the two or three others get the other 61%? Do you still wish to use the national popular vote?
Now about that “Tyranny of Democracy”! We currently have heavily clustered democratic party supporters on the east coast, the west coast, and around the Great Lakes. Should the voters of these regions, speak for all the other states’ voters? As stated above, do we all share the problems? Do all voters care about the federal lands issue, or about fracking, natural gas exploration or solar energy? The issues are not limited to what is on this page.
How about the issue of who voted? Do non-citizens vote?
States have very different registration and ballot rules. The U.S. Constitution provides protection for U.S. citizens to be able to vote, but it does not deny noncitizens from voting. Fortunately, the U.S. Code has some protections.
Can a state engender the voting of noncitizens to influence the popular vote? Can we say California? In addition, under 18 USC 611:
Voting by aliens; aliens may not vote in a federal election but can vote in other elections if the various states permit. However, the following aliens can vote:
- each natural parent of the alien (or, in the case of an adopted alien, each adoptive parent of the alien) is or was a citizen (whether by birth or naturalization);
- the alien permanently resided in the United States prior to attaining the age of 16; and
- the alien reasonably believed at the time of voting in violation of such subsection that he or she was a citizen of the United States.
In addition, the 10th circuit court ruled in 2015, (see Kobach et al. v. The United States Election Assistance Commission and see the Brennan Center’s Report) that an individual can simply state they are a citizen. Despite state laws preventing a person from voting, if the person cannot prove citizenship at voter registration, these people can vote a federal only ballot – Congress, Senator, and President and Vice-President. This case was petitioned to the Supreme Court, but certiorari was denied, thus upholding the appeals court decision.
A recent federal court case found the League of Women Voters and others suing the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission to remove the oath check box that the registrants are U.S. citizens. For the whole story by author Hans Von Spakovsky click here. It is worth the read as there are pressures being applied from the left, you know those folks from those blue states, to allow just about anyone with a pulse over eighteen to vote in federal elections.
The Federal Voter Registration Form asks if you are a citizen, but no proof is required when submitting the form by mail. Just click on the “Form” to see the full federal form. Here is the abbreviated form:
Note the absence of proof of citizenship!
Many blue states that have passed the NPV Compact legislation and other blue states soon to support the NPV Compact want to effectively stuff the ballot box with non-citizen people who otherwise would not be eligible to vote in a federal election, except as found in 18 USC 611.
Illegal aliens vote!
Top Right News reports via Greg Phillips of Voterfraud.org that 3,000,000 illegal aliens voted in the recent election. This assertion is in need of additional validation, but is worth considering.
Guerilla warfare is taking place at this writing.
The unabashed globalist left who are likely disciples of Saul Alinsky, are currently terrorising duly elected Electors to have them switch their vote on December 19th to Hillary Clinton despite Donald Trump having won their state.
This warfare includes life threats, vicious verbal abuse, and character assignation – the favorite tool of the left – to steer the vote or at the minimum to make the move to the National Popular Vote seem like the best option. See the Politico article.
Again, do not be fooled, the left is pulling out all the stops to eliminate your state’s electoral votes in favor of a popular vote tarnished by non-citizens voting, “modified” electronic voting machines, and an all out war to make voter registration with no voter ID commonplace.
Should not the degree of this business as usual underhanded effort tell you something: the National Popular Vote Compact, NPV, is not a good thing. It is just another assault on our sovereignty in an effort to seize permanent control of our government to pave the way for the globalists.
Note this list of Alinsky’s 12 rules to achieve victory over conservatives – see if you recognize them. This list was borrowed from Steel on Steel Productions. Note number 5 and number 8.
Alinsky’s 12 Rules:
1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.
2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.
7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.
8. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off-balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.
10. “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
11. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.
12. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.
What is next?
Arizona, mostly a red state, is being heavily targeted because of its eleven electoral votes and the Arizona State House appears to have enough support to pass this NPV Compact legislation – it passed it in the 2016 session, but the Senate did not pass it. If it passes in Arizona, the proponents only need the remaining blue states and then six more red state electoral votes to totally and completely change not only our method of voting for the president but the direction and path of this nation forever.
Fortunately, members of the Arizona Senate are not as Gung Ho to pass this, but the pressure of money remains and other red state legislatures will be under this pressure as well from the left and the globalists. They desperately need the White House so they can be rid of the major impediment to a one world government. These people do not let up and will keep trying to destabilize our republic’s federal form of government.
What to do?
Stand up and contact your state legislators. Make it uncomfortable for them to support this legislation – to give away your electoral vote to a candidate who did not win your state. Maybe, remind them that the first time they give away your state’s popular vote in favor of the National Popular Vote, it will be time to throw them out.