Trump Bashes Democrats For Desire To Destroy Electoral College, Implement Popular Vote

President Donald Trump took an opportunity to take the Democratic Party to the woodshed over their desire to destroy the Electoral College and implement a national popular vote, a move that would effectively put all of the voting power in large urban cities and silence the vast majority of Americans in middle America.

The comments from the president come just after radical leftist Colorado Gov. Jared Polis sneakily signed a bill stating their votes for the Electoral College will go to the winner of the national popular vote.

Yeah, don’t think so, pal. The Constitution is the law of the land when it comes to national elections. This isn’t a state’s rights thing that you can willy-nilly use to try and work around the voice of the people through the Electoral College.

“Campaigning for the Popular Vote is much easier & different than campaigning for the Electoral College,” Trump, tweeted. “It’s like training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon. The brilliance of the Electoral College is that you must go to many States to win. With the Popular Vote, you go to just the large States — the Cities would end up running the Country. Smaller States & the entire Midwest would end up losing all power — & we can’t let that happen. I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the U.S.A.”

The National Popular Vote (NPV), which would take effect and eliminate the electoral college after enough states join to comprise 270 electoral votes, now sits at 181 votes after Colorado signed on.

The Federalist notes that the NPV is viewed by Democrats as a cure for their inability to win in the heartland of America but that it faces massive legal problems because it is unconstitutional.

Here’s what Sammin at The Federalist had to say about the constitutionality of the compact:

It is a bad idea, but does that mean it is unconstitutional? Not on those grounds alone, but the compact clearly violates the plain language of several sections of the Constitution. The first clue is in its title. Any interstate compact must raise the issue of the Compact Clause in Article I of the Constitution, which holds in relevant part that “No State shall, without the Consent of Congress … enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State.”

That’s a pretty strong statement. No penumbras and emanations here, only the unequivocal language of the Constitution that says any compact among the states must be approved by Congress. Even in those analyses of the NPVIC that support its constitutionality, authors admit that “read literally, this provision would require all agreements between states to be approved by both houses of Congress and to be signed by the President before coming into effect.”

There’s a really good reason why our founders decided to use an Electoral College to help decide elections. The basic principle undergirding our system is that every single American should have a say in who governs them.

The fairest way to ensure that some areas of the country don’t have more of a say than others is through the Electoral College rather than a popular vote. We’re not a democracy, though many erroneously think we are. We’re a constitutional republic. We’re not a “mob rule” kind of country.

Mob rule leads to oppression and tyranny, a fact that should be obvious by the behavior of those in favor of mob rule, the Democrats. These folks want to force the entire nation to get on board with their agenda, whether the vast majority of individuals agree with it or not.

This is why we must fight hard to preserve our system the way it is. Our very freedom hinges on it.

Source: Daily Wire, The Federalist

Michael Stanley is a professional writer with 10 years of experience who has previously written for Young Conservatives, Allen West, and many others.
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