Connecticut becomes 11th State to give electoral votes to Presidential candidate with most popular votes


 

While we were looking the other way, the Progs have been busy little bees in changing who qualifies to vote and how our election outcomes are determined.

First the felons will soon have the right to vote if they have not already gotten it.

Then the push is on to make 16 year olds have the right to vote. Europe is well on the way to making it a reality. Good ole E.U.

Forget the 12th Amendment which demands the Electoral College. Instead form an interstate compact:

Additionally, the framers of the Constitution were attempting to prevent too much power from being directly put into the hands of the public. They were consistently wary of any one party having too much power, and there was no difference between a tyranny of one individual and a tyranny of the majority, in their opinion. The Electoral College system was designed so as to nullify some of the potential for the tyranny of the majority by making population less important in the whole of the Electoral College process. Keep Reading

Now the new wrinkle. Give the State’s electoral votes to the Presidential candidate who wins the popular vote thus insuring the demise of the electoral college and overriding the Constitution.

The Connecticut state Senate on Saturday voted in favor of a measure to give the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.

 

The move puts the state in a position to become the 11th, in addition to Washington, D.C., to join an interstate compact to pool their electoral college votes for the candidate who wins the popular vote.

The state Senate voted 21-14 in favor of the bill, with the support of three GOP lawmakers, The Guardian reported. The measure passed the state House on a 77-73 vote last month. Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy is expected to sign the legislation, according to the report.

With the addition of Connecticut’s seven electoral votes, the compact would have 172 in total. For the compact to go into effect nationally, it would need 270 electoral votes – the number needed for a candidate to win the presidency. More at The Hill

A new map courtesy of the Cook Political Report 

Easy to see how a few States with major Democrat numbers could rule Fly-Over country.

 

Bonus:

Here is a fun interactive map link that shows how America has voted in every election since 1824:

Presidential election results

Is changing the voting age to 16 a good idea?

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24 Responses to “Connecticut becomes 11th State to give electoral votes to Presidential candidate with most popular votes”

  1. Eleven States have formed compact to pool electoral votes to country’s popular votes | Jim Campbell's Says:

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  2. Eleven States have formed compact to pool electoral votes to country’s popular votes | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

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  3. s e (@oldgulph) Says:

    Trump, April 26, 2018 on “Fox & Friends”
    “I would rather have a popular election, but it’s a totally different campaign.”
    “I would rather have the popular vote because it’s, to me, it’s much easier to win the popular vote.”

    Trump, October 12, 2017 in Sean Hannity interview
    “I would rather have a popular vote. “

    Trump, November 13, 2016, on “60 Minutes”
    “ I would rather see it, where you went with simple votes. You know, you get 100 million votes, and somebody else gets 90 million votes, and you win. There’s a reason for doing this. Because it brings all the states into play.”

    In 2012, the night Romney lost, Trump tweeted.
    “The phoney electoral college made a laughing stock out of our nation. . . . The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.”

    In 1969, The U.S. House of Representatives voted for a national popular vote by a 338–70 margin.

    Recent and past presidential candidates who supported direct election of the President in the form of a constitutional amendment, before the National Popular Vote bill was introduced: George H.W. Bush (R-TX-1969), Bob Dole (R-KS-1969), Gerald Ford (R-MI-1969), Richard Nixon (R-CA-1969),

    Recent and past presidential candidates with a public record of support, before November 2016, for the National Popular Vote bill that would guarantee the majority of Electoral College votes and the presidency to the candidate with the most national popular votes: Bob Barr (Libertarian- GA), U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R–GA), Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), and Senator Fred Thompson (R–TN),

    Newt Gingrich summarized his support for the National Popular Vote bill by saying: “No one should become president of the United States without speaking to the needs and hopes of Americans in all 50 states. … America would be better served with a presidential election process that treated citizens across the country equally. The National Popular Vote bill accomplishes this in a manner consistent with the Constitution and with our fundamental democratic principles.”

    Eight former national chairs of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have endorsed the bill

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  4. s e (@oldgulph) Says:

    The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the majority of Electoral College votes and the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the country. It does not abolish the Electoral College.

    The bill is states replacing state winner-take-all laws that award all of a state’s electoral votes to the candidate who get the most popular votes in each separate state (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states), in the enacting states, to guarantee the majority of Electoral College votes for, and the Presidency to, the candidate getting the most popular votes in the entire United States.

    The bill retains the constitutionally mandated Electoral College and state control of elections, and uses the built-in method that the Constitution provides for states to make changes. It ensures that every voter is equal, every voter will matter, in every state, in every presidential election, and the candidate with the most votes wins, as in virtually every other election in the country.

    Every voter, everywhere, for every candidate, would be politically relevant and equal in every presidential election. Every vote would matter equally in the state counts and national count.

    The vote of every voter in the country (Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or Green) would help his or her preferred candidate win the Presidency. Every vote in the country would become as important as a vote in a battleground state such as New Hampshire, Ohio, or Florida. The National Popular Vote plan would give voice to every voter in the country, as opposed to treating voters for candidates who did not win a plurality in the state as if they did not exist.

    The bill would take effect when enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes—270 of 538.
    All of the presidential electors from the enacting states will be supporters of the presidential candidate receiving the most popular votes among all 50 states (and DC)—thereby guaranteeing that candidate with an Electoral College majority.

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  5. pcockroft Says:

    To change anything in the constitution requires a state convention. It has absolutely nothing to do with the state government or senate or house of that state. The state’s attorney general know this.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Let’s see how the courts rule if we ever get an AG to challenge it.

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      • bydesign001 Says:

        James Woods, tweeted the following three days ago which pretty much says it all about the schmucks in the Republican Party, “Republicans chronically underestimate the venomous ruthlessness of Democrats. The former continue to engage in “fair” political discourse, while the latter are sticking shanks into the necks of all who would dare stand in their way. When will pussy Republicans ever fight back??!

        Answer:  The GOPe will never fight back because they and the left are one in the same.

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      • bydesign001 Says:

        Jeff Sessions is worse than the whole Republican Party. The Deep State has him by the cohones. He acts and looks as if he’s afraid of his own shadow.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        I agree…Sessions looks like a deer caught in the headlights, I can hardly stand to look at him.. They have something on him…

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  6. Steve Dennis Says:

    I remember writing a few posts about the movement a few years ago but we haven’t heard much about it in quite awhile. It looks like it is still alive and well and operating behind the scenes.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      A few more States and they will have it…. It should be unconstitutional.

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  7. JCscuba Says:

    This of course makes zero sense just like the rest of the leftist ideas. Republicans had better learn to start pulling on the same end of the rope as in yesterday or we can kiss the Republic Goodbye.

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  8. JCscuba Says:

    Complete and utter Marxist B.S. Republicans better get it together or everyone will be living in LA LA land, where do these fools come from, tress? Balloons from the Moon? There is one coming in at noon. Don’t miss the return flight.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Note the GOPers will go right along with the demise of our Democracy…Where the heck is Sessions???? This is unconstitutional….

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  9. Simply Linda Says:

    They are blinded by sex/hormones and drugs…believe me, they have no idea who is running…one exception, my son who has two crazy parents who speak the truth at home, LOLOL. Maybe its because he didn’t get a pubic education. wink

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Politics was a staple as well as patriotism in our home. Not so sure this generation has the debates as we did at home at dinner time.

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      • Simply Linda Says:

        I don’t think they do, with the exception here, smiles. I often wonder if he (my son)/ we raised him wrong….he has strong views and not afraid to use them….a lot of these young folks are walking zombies on their phones etc.

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  10. petermc3 Says:

    Voting at 16 years old? It brings to mind Laughh In’s Pat Paulson who while running for president promised, if elected, to lower the age of puberty. The ticking of the time bomb is getting louder and louder… How is it that these politicians, the majority of whom do not see themselves as commies or socialists, don’t realize they are the cannon fodder for the coming one world takeover of the once and still for now greatest nation on the face of the planet.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      When looking for clips– Tucker had a great interview but I couldn’t find it– Europe has a big push on… I think I read Wales has already changed it.
      What is worse is that having kids vote– including college kids – have no idea of the local candidates and what they are all about as well as voting questions.

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      • petermc3 Says:

        This push for lowering the voting age to 16 and possibly lower in western Europe will only hasten its demise once muslim families with their eight children overwhelm the rapidly disappearing conservative voices at the ballot box that much sooner. In the future it will be interesting, once America and Canada join the Islamic conga line, how long overwhelmingly christian Mexico holds out. Probably not too long with the drug cartels aligned and allied with the middle east and asian poppy fields and holding the gun and scimitar as the alternative for those hold out infidels.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Now that is a visual. Having the Mexican cartels and the Islamabobs duking it out….talk about a blood bath. Soon, very soon we will be outnumbered.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        I would add Peter, that since what the States are doing with their so called “compact” is illegal, all Sessions would have to do is step up to the plate… anyone seen him lately or is he still down Mexico way?

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