Just vote NO on National Popular Vote
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"URGENT" -- NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE
SB 1657 by *Tracy , Briggs
HB 1728 by *Sexton C , Marsh, Lundberg, Brooks K, McManus, Travis, Powers, Johnson, Casada
Election Laws -As introduced, adopts the interstate compact to elect the president by national popular vote
NOTE: HB1728 was voted out of the House Local Government Subcommittee on Wednesday after what could certainly be construed as misleading testimony from the out-of-state promoters of this debacle. The committee members are hearing from the supporters of the NPV, so we MUST make our voices heard, or TN be drawn into this scheme. You will find below all the information you need to urge committee members to JUST VOTE NO!! Please be faithful in this important effort.
STATUS: SB1657 is in the Senate State and Local Committee on Tuesday at 10:30.
HB1728 is in the House Local Government Tuesday at 9:00.
Senate State and Local Government Committee:
House Local Government Committee.
Republican members of the Local Government Committee.
THIS IS WHAT WAS BEING REPORTED IN 2011 ABOUT THE MONEY BEHIND THIS EFFORT:
Indeed, the money flowing into NPV tells a very different story about who wants this “reform” and why. Koza—who hit the jackpot when he patented the scratch-off lottery ticket and then convinced states to sell them—has reportedly pledged $12 million to his organization. Koza has given tens of thousands of dollars to various Democratic Party committees and liberal candidates; he was an Al Gore elector in 2000. New York businessman Tom Golisano, who has also pledged millions to NPV, is quick to point out that he is a registered Republican—even though he supported John Kerry and gave a cool $1 million to the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
As an example -- on three different years all the TN legislators and well as all the legislators in many other states received these thick books:
The price tag on that is not cheap!!
The legislators are receiving many supportive contacts from out of state. There is a national 'full court press' underway.
WHAT WE DO KNOW:
George Soros and his son Jonathan really like it.
How the National Popular Vote Compact Attempts to Circumvent the US Constitution and Why it Should be Opposed by Governors and Legislators in All Fifty States
The Heritage Foundation has written an excellent paper AGAINST it. The Republican National Committee, the State Executive Committee of the TN Republican Party, the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women have passed strong resolutions AGAINST it. Attorney John Ryder, Tennessee's National Committeeman and legal counsel for the RNC has written an excellent article AGAINST it. Do we see a pattern here?
According to a report from the Heritage Foundation, the NPV would “put the fate of every presidential election in the hands of the voters in as few as 11 states,” thus effectively eliminating any relevance of the State of Tennessee in presidential elections.
- Additionally, the NPV compact is, arguably, unconstitutional. The Compact Clause of the Constitution states that “No State shall, without the consent of Congress… enter into any agreement or compact with another state.”
- The NPV is bad public policy as it seeks to circumvent the checks and balances put in place by the Founders and the Constitution.
- A NPV is supported by Hillary Clinton, George Soros, and the ACLU. It is opposed by the RNC and the Heritage Foundation.
Only BLUE states have passed this legislation, already giving them 165 electoral votes. They only need 270 to put this scheme into place. Let's not give them Tennessee's 11 votes.
***I don't think it is insignificant that the bill clearly states that it will terminate if the electoral college is abolished.***
This is actually a way to 'amend' our US Constitution without actually going through the amending process.
Let's not give Tennessee's 11 electoral vote to these folks!