Do you believe that small states would lose all of their power to elect a president if we proceeded to a National People’s Vote (PNV)? The folks at NPV believe that would not happen. Really what they’re saying is if a state votes 99% for candidate A and candidate A loses, then how exactly isn’t that state wronged?
Yesterday, Mark Brewer, former chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party, and Saul Anuzis, former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, came together to promote the idea of ââa national popular vote for the president.
The brewer said:
We know that the National Popular Vote is extremely popular with Michigan voters because it means the presidential candidate with the most popular votes in all 50 states winsâ¦ We are excited to launch our efforts to bring this important proposal forward. to allow voters, not politicians, to determine whether Michigan is pushing our country toward a nationwide popular vote for president.
Notice how Brewer claims to be popular but hasn’t given anything to back up his claim.
Michigan should join 15 other states and lead this country to a national popular vote for the presidentâ¦ Every person in Michigan who believes in the principle of one person, one vote for the presidential elections should join our efforts today.
Now, Saul, if you believe in the principle of one person, one voice, then let’s make it true for every state vote. Would you agree to all state representatives and senators being voted on by popular statewide vote?
We’ll see what he has to say about what I’m going to interview him this morning at 11:06 am.
Tori Sachs, executive director of the Michigan Freedom Fund, said in a press release:
This disastrous proposal would render the issues that preoccupy voters irrelevant while centering political power and decision-making in the country’s largest cities where liberal elites have gathered in droves.
Our electoral college system was put in place to give the less populous states a voice in our presidential election. We want the minority to have a say in elections and not be trampled on by the majority. Maybe Saul didn’t know that over 50% of the population of the United States is in 9 states.
Business Insider reported in 2016 the following:
Using the latest US Census data, we determined that just nine states – California, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, and Florida – make up half of the US population.
If you have over 50% of the population in just nine states, all you need to do is focus on the top 10, 11, or 12 states and you may be able to get enough votes in those states to influence. the whole election your way. . This should be a concern that needs to be addressed.
This means that a candidate could concentrate all his efforts in 12 states and forget about the 38 others, or in the Obama world, the other 45 states.
Did you know that Los Angeles County has a population of over 40 US states? What would someone think our founding fathers, oops, I just triggered micro or maybe macro aggression on the left when I said fathers, envisioned a process whereby a county would impact too disproportionate on the presidential election?
What about the constitutionality of their effort. They say it is not unconstitutional and others say it.
What the supporters of the NPV are saying is that the voters of a state no longer belong to that state, they belong to the pact of states. Voters are no longer beholden to state voters but to compact voters. Voters no longer have to vote for the presidential candidate their state voted for, but are told who to vote for.
So I have to assume that Mark Brewer and Saul Anuzis would have been for Michigan voters who voted for President Trump in the last election. Voters are no longer beholden to Michigan voters, according to the NPV.
I will speak on my radio show today with Saul and find out his thoughts.
According to the National Popular Vote Organization15, the states and Washington, DC joined a total of 195 electoral votes. They need 270 electoral votes for their pact to work.
Interestingly, Saul and his group waited two days after the great Michigan Republican leadership conference to announce his new friendship and pact with the most militant Michigan Democratic Party chairman they had ever had.
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