Skip to comments.Delaware Changing the Way It Awards Electoral College Votes
Posted on 03/30/2019 10:26:48 AM PDT by drpix
Democratic Gov. John Carney has signed legislation adding Delaware to a group of states pledging to give their Electoral College presidential votes to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of the voters' will in those states.
Carney's approval Thursday makes Delaware the 13th Democratic-leaning state to join the popular-vote compact...
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Article I, Section 10 of the United States Constitution provides that "No State shall, without the Consent of Congress... enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State."
And while Article II, Section 1 ("Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct...") does allow states to choose electors pretty much however they like, the words "Each state" (and not "States"/Every state"/Etc.) reflects that same intent to restrict interstate compacts.
SCOTUS has since narrowed that restriction to only those interstate compacts which would increase state power while decreasing federal power --- But this would clearly be the case for a compact to bypass the federal Constitution's required amendment process to make presidential elections by popular vote.
Nothing new here.
Imagine the legal gymnastics to have this overturned after the 2020 election results come in and Trump gets popular vote.
I've yet to confirm that...
Someone better challenge this to Scotus asap or 2020 is gone...
This plus the invading hoards and the “threats to close the border” are not good.
Because it's not in effect, there's nothing to challenge right now. It's just a one-party scheme that has fewer electoral votes going for it right now than big loser Hillary Clinton won in 2016. When they get an actual red-in-2016 state to join, wake me up, until then, it's just noise.
The war is coming, let’s just get this going already. Why delay the inevitable? I don’t want my kids to experience combat, I’m better to do it.
I cant imagine it can be challenged until its actually invoked
Theyre trying to rig the election. California, Oregon, Washington, Illinois and New York have all given illegal immigrants state voting rights. These, along with normal blue state cheating will be used to increase the few million votes needed to change the popular vote (recall they already did this in California last election, did it for Obama in 2008 and nearly pulled it off in 2001 at state levels.)
Now they can leverage their larger blue state cheating to swing the presidential election.
Civil war is imminent.
Trump might win the popular vote, then what?
Whew...thank goodness its not unconstitutional or anything right? <Sarcasm off
The Constitution requires the federal government to guarantee to every State a Republican form of government. (Article IV, Section 4)
Requiring State EC votes to go to the nominee that voters in other States voted for is not a Republican form of government for any State.
Why should a state be able to set the rules for a federal election?
Do state governments allow townships or counties to supersede their statewide election laws?
You have a Republic, if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin, 1787
Absolutely unconstitutional, but the conventional wisdom at the moment is that it’s moot because they don’t have a path to 270. Someone did an analysis a few weeks ago and said this thing is going to top out around 206.
So in Delaware your vote means nothing, zilch, zero, nada.
Fine. By their logic, Delaware should not have two senators. After all, why should Delaware have the same number of Senators as Texas or California?
Not legally anyhow.
If he does that In spite of losing the electoral college and these laws put him in office I will laugh and cheer.
But its still wrong and the Dems WILL attempt to rig the election.
“Civil war is imminent.”
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