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Blue states rally to upend Electoral College
05/10/18 at 18:04:37
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Blue states rally to upend Electoral College
By Alex Pappas | Fox News


Connecticut is joining a growing alliance of liberal states in a "pact" that would supposedly allow them to change the way presidents are picked -- by allocating each state's electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.

The uphill campaign, which if ever brought to fruition would almost certainly face a court challenge, has gained renewed attention amid Democratic grumbling about the Electoral College in the wake of President Trump's 2016 win. While he defeated Hillary Clinton in the electoral vote, he lost the popular vote by 2.9 million ballots.

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Re: Blue states rally to upend Electoral College
Reply #1 - 05/10/18 at 18:10:19
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Democrats try to rip-up the constitution every chance they get.

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I understand the premise, but how would that affect the outcome?  If that "Pact" were in effect in 2016 what difference would it make, in the words of Ms. Clinton.  ==  Each State Party picks its own Electors and the winning party are the ones who get to vote.  In 2016, the Trump Electors would still vote for Trump.  They are not going to vote for Hillary.  Explain the madness.
  
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I will laugh my self into a coma when the popular vote goes to Trump in 2020, and all those blue states end up voting for the man they hate.
  
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Uphill battle to say the least.....

  

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I love all you conservative brothers and sisters.....you make me happy.   God bless you and the USA.
  

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Re: Blue states rally to upend Electoral College
Reply #6 - 05/11/18 at 01:56:26
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bigmck wrote on 05/10/18 at 18:25:24:
I understand the premise, but how would that affect the outcome?  If that "Pact" were in effect in 2016 what difference would it make, in the words of Ms. Clinton.  ==  Each State Party picks its own Electors and the winning party are the ones who get to vote.  In 2016, the Trump Electors would still vote for Trump.  They are not going to vote for Hillary.  Explain the madness.


It could, theoretically, impact the outcome.  One of the states could go republican - - but if the dem candidate won the popular vote, that state's electoral voters would cast their electoral votes for the dem.  If this gains traction (and it surely could) - - then future campaigns would concentrate on the major markets - and completely ignore the smaller states.

this would be, in my view, a true constitutional crisis.
  

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Bob S wrote on 05/11/18 at 01:56:26:
It could, theoretically, impact the outcome.  One of the states could go republican - - but if the dem candidate won the popular vote, that state's electoral voters would cast their electoral votes for the dem.  If this gains traction (and it surely could) - - then future campaigns would concentrate on the major markets - and completely ignore the smaller states.

this would be, in my view, a true constitutional crisis.

We would be a democracy (mob rule) instead of a representative republic.
  

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I'm shocked this thinking could come from CT....
Shocked I tell you.....
  
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Bob S wrote on 05/11/18 at 01:56:26:
It could, theoretically, impact the outcome.  One of the states could go republican - - but if the dem candidate won the popular vote, that state's electoral voters would cast their electoral votes for the dem.  If this gains traction (and it surely could) - - then future campaigns would concentrate on the major markets - and completely ignore the smaller states.

this would be, in my view, a true constitutional crisis.


There is actually a bigger impact then you might imagine.  The law that Connecticut's Governor is about to sign would require the state's electors to vote for the winner of the National Popular Vote.  No matter who won the state's popular vote, the state's electorates would be cast for the winner of the National Popular Vote.  Makes you wonder why they would go so far as to even hold elections in Connecticut.  Their 16 million voters would have little impact against the 137 million votes casted.  I know.  The difference between Hillary and Trump was some 2.9 million (supposedly), but Hillary only won the Connecticut by (roughly) 200,000 votes. 

There will undoubtedly be Constitutional challenge to these laws, but I am afraid that the courts would wait until the unforeseen circumstances were to happen.  This law would not have impacted the 2016 election, because Hillary won the state's vote.  All 7 of their electorates went to Hillary.  Trump would have had to win the state's popular vote, and Hillary won the National Popular vote for this law to come into play.  Until a candidate wins the popular states popular vote and loses the national popular vote, there will be no standing to challenge the law.
  

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