What's Wrong with the National Popular Vote?
NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE:
SB 1657 by *Tracy,
(HB 1728) by *Sexton C
Election Laws - As introduced, adopts the interstate compact to elect the president by national popular vote.
FINALLY: After months of hard work, continually 'counting votes', and the excellent testimony of our well spoken NPV experts, the Senate and House sponsors of the National Popular Vote legislation realized that they did not have the votes to get either bill out of the respective committees and both men pulled the legislation:
SB1657 Actions March 30, 2016 - Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State and Local Government Committee
HB1728 Actions March 29, 2016 - Taken off notice for calendar in Local Government Committee
NOW, don't get too comfortable because I can almost assure you, with all the money behind this national endeavor, that we will have to fight this same battle in January 2017. So in the meantime, please use the information found on these pages to educate yourself, your friends and family, and ESPECIALLY any candidate for the General Assembly you speak with during this campaign season.
Republican National Committee Passes
Resolution Opposing the National Popular Vote Compact
Tennessee Republican State Executive Committee Resolution To Preserve The Constitution Of The United States To Maintain The Integrity Of The Presidential Election By Opposing The “National Popular Vote Compact”
'National Popular Vote' 61% of the way to skirting the Constitution.
George Soros and National Popular Vote
[Notice the amount of money behind this national effort!]
NOTE: Scroll down the page to find links to additional articles of interest.
State Legislatures Considering the Abolition of the Electoral College
What is going on at the state-level?
►There is a national effort underway to change our Constitution and our
system for electing presidents. A handful of individuals from 11 of the most
populous states have started campaigning for the National Popular Vote
►The campaign’s goal is to get states with at least 270 votes in the Electoral
College (EC) to enact identical bills requiring their own electors to ignore the
winner of their state’s election and cast all their state’s ballots for the
candidate who the state believes received more popular votes than the other
candidates nationwide, even if he fails to win a majority of the popular vote.
►Bills to abolish the EC are currently being drafted and introduced in almost
all 50 states.
►The NPV has been editorially endorsed by the New York Times, which called
the EC an “anti-democratic relic.”
What would be the consequences of abolishing the EC?
►Votes of Americans in about 25 states would be rendered irrelevant because
candidates would zero in on piling up votes in large-population states.
►Election efforts would be largely urban. Rural states’ issues wouldn’t matter
as much; big city populations and urban issues would become the focus of
campaigns; thus, the character of campaigns and presidents would change.
►Democratic factionalism would increase, resulting in a
multicandidate/multiparty system, instead of the two-party system we
►Direct election would lead to weaker presidents, since the winner only needs
the highest percentage of votes, no matter how small.
►In any direct national election, there would be increased election fraudconcerns.
Why should we work to preserve the EC?
►The EC represents the genius of our Founding Fathers and it was part of the
great compromise which transformed us from 13 rival colonies into a
►This great compromise gave us a Congress consisting of the Senate based on
equal representation of the states and the House based on population. The
EC is the mirror image of this compromise and allows all states to be players
in the process of electing our President.
►The EC is the vehicle that gives us a President who achieves a majority in a
functioning political process.
►Without the EC, we would always be saddled with minority Presidents
without an adequate basis of support for leadership.
►The EC ensures that no single faction or issue can elect a president because
he must win many diverse states to be elected.
►This campaign effort is likely just the beginning of an effort to bring national
government under the control of large and liberal states.
►The abolition of the EC contradicts our constitutional republic’s state and
federal government sharing of powers.
►Choosing presidents is one of our states’ powers, and we should not remove it
to begin a centralized national American government!