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The Left's End-Run Around the Constitution

This week, my state of Connecticut hopped aboard the "Resistance" bandwagon, loaded up a gun made by one of the many firearms manufacturers who have been driven from the state, and shot itself in the foot. It did so by officially signing on to an unconstitutional enormity called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an ingenious mechanism for disenfranchising residents of small states in order to nullify the Electoral College, and make them feel good about their own suicide.

Connecticut is joining a growing alliance of liberal states in a "pact" that would supposedly allow them to change the way presidents are picked -- by allocating each state's electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.

The uphill campaign, which if ever brought to fruition would almost certainly face a court challenge, has gained renewed attention amid Democratic grumbling about the Electoral College in the wake of President Trump's 2016 win. While he defeated Hillary Clinton in the electoral vote, he lost the popular vote by 2.9 million ballots.

Enter the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which blue states are joining to commit to allocating their electoral votes to the national popular-vote winner -- regardless of their own state results. The pact is meant to be a work-around to the constitutional requirements that created the Electoral College system, which awards each state's electors to the winner of that state.

"Work-around"? Nullification is more like it. But this is typical of the fascist Left, offering a "solution" to a non-existent problem in order to improve their chances at permanent political domination. It frustrates them to no end that having conquered California, New York, and Illinois in order to bank 104 electoral votes before a presidential campaign has even begun (270 are needed to win), they discovered that transforming those states into Democrat ghettos meant that every popular-vote margin over 1 is wasted, since the overall national popular vote doesn't matter.

Now, of course, they want to change that. The Left understands it's not practical (at this point) to abolish the Electoral College; rather, they seek their usual path to institution-sapping, as vividly described by my friend, Iowahawk:

In other words, there will still be an Electoral College; it just won't mean a damn thing other than to provide a fig leaf of legality in order to abolish the distinctions between large and small states -- in the name of "one man, one vote," of course. And tolerance, fairness, diversity, blah, blah, blah...

As I noted after the 2016 election, the Electoral College is what spared us from Hillary Clinton: