The Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation seeking to award its electoral votes to whomever the wins the popular vote.
House Bill 177 passed with a 51-46 vote in the Democrat-majority House after being handed off by the Privileges and Elections Committee last week. Should the Senate also approve, Virginia will officially become part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
“Under the compact, Virginia agrees to award its electoral votes to the presidential ticket that receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia,”
Here’s what happens next…Trump wins the popular vote.
Good news, hopefully we see more of this…
How is that good news? We live in a republic not a democracy. I think this should be unconstitutional.
They just keep moving forward. Where they may fail in one endeavor they quickly pivot to the other running multiple at the same time. Much like police when called out keep moving not necessarily in a straight line sometimes dipping onto side streets but consistently moving forward
The liberal playbook in action once again yet conservatives seem to fail consistently in seeing it or understanding it.
The common definition of “republic” is, to quote the American Heritage Dictionary, “A political order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who are entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them” — we are that. A common definition of “democracy” is, “Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives” — we are that, too.
Sense only republicans have lost the popular vote and still won the office, it makes sense that they are clinging to the clearly obsolete EC.
We are a Republic; and a Republic is what keeps a Democracy in check. Grade school civics. What Churchill said ( more or less ). America has the worst system in all of history; except for all the rest.
Ah - so when you don’t like the rules of the game because you are losing…change the rules
That’s exactly how a country should be run.
Yes, when the rules no longer serve the interests of ALL Americans, change them. This is why the constitution has been changed 27 times already. The framers were good, but they were not perfect.
Election by popular vote will never fly.
Yeah but this change will then marginalize millions of Americans and give control of the country to states like New York and California. That’s not in the best interest of the American people.
The reason that the Constitution calls for this extra layer, rather than just providing for the direct election of the president, is that most of the nation’s founders were actually rather afraid of democracy. James Madison worried about what he called “factions,” which he defined as groups of citizens who have a common interest in some proposal that would either violate the rights of other citizens or would harm the nation as a whole. Madison’s fear – which Alexis de Tocqueville later dubbed “the tyranny of the majority” – was that a faction could grow to encompass more than 50 percent of the population, at which point it could “sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens.” Madison has a solution for tyranny of the majority: “A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, and promises the cure for which we are seeking.”
That sure sounds like the attack on the Second Amendment to me.
Every vote cast will be counted. And the one with the most wins, regardless of ones address.
George Washington warmed of parties in his fair well address.
Seems nobody’s listened to anything.
Supposedly, they already are.
We are not a democracy.
No, it’s not about the second amendment, it’s about EC verses popular vote in this democratic relublic, and as times change, so does everything else, including the constitution, which has already 27 times as a matter of fact.
Yes, it is about the EC vs. the popular vote. We are a Republic, not a Democracy.
Want to get your foot in the door to change to a democracy? Have a Constitutional Convention. Until then, it means zip and is just taxpayer funded virtue signaling.