Skip to comments.Oregon set to change the way it awards Electoral College votes [COMPACT]
Posted on 06/06/2019 12:15:20 PM PDT by nwrep
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What is it when 14 states making up 70% of 270 get to maybe 18 states crossing 270?
We will have a minority of states telling the majority of states that they can't have the Electoral College's natural boundaries anymore.
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.Article IV, Section 4
Sue away folks living in those States
Still a crappy decision, but at the worse it will have no effect on Trump’s election and at best award him Oregon votes. Wow
This is a "help the Democrats only" compact.
So, is this even constitutional? Is this more of a symbolic vote?
If ya all are going to talk about Oregon at least look at this Map for context please:
The Oregon vote no longer matters.
Watch New York and California - those two states will determine how Nevada and Oregon end up voting.
And when those states give illegal aliens, convicts in jail and crazy people the right to vote (while banning Trump from the ballot) well..... we’ll have our Socialist Utopia. :)
‘I favor the district system as it minimizes the disenfranchisement of voters.’
yes, this is the obvious best practice for national voting, but can you imagine the bitter wrangling that will go on over the formation of the districts...?
‘If Trump wins the popular vote Oregon will not give him their electoral votes.’
of course not; since this compact will not be in effect in 2020, which is Trump’s last run, the state will not have to...
‘But the sweet irony if Trump wins the popular vote and all these too smart by half a-holes see their EC votes go to him?’
you are aware, right, that this compact will not be in effect for the 2020 election...
‘but it seems unconstitutional to me to award a states electoral college votes to a candidate based on the votes of OTHER states.’
the EC votes are based on the vote of the country at large, not any individual states...if the pubs could win a popular vote, no one on this forum would be saying boo about this...
‘What is it when 14 states making up 70% of 270 get to maybe 18 states crossing 270?’
in that situation, then the party winning those states will win the election anyway, compact or no...thanks to our ridiculous winner take all system...
It's the states that elect the President, not the people. If a minority of states can force the majority of states to use the national popular vote to determine the winner, then a good case can be made that the compact is unconstitutional because it undermines the intent of the Constitution.
The EC votes are based on each individual state, not the votes of all states.
The state’s elect the president, not the popular vote.
“True, in fact One man one vote is a direct attack on the Republican government guaranteed in the constitution.”
True, one man one vote is a tenet of democracy which is a terrible form of government which the founders did NOT endorse and it is not mentioned in the constitution which guarantees to the states a republican form of government.
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