As Democrats ramp up their efforts to make it easy for illegal aliens to vote in U.S. elections, blue states with massive immigrant populations are working together to pass legislation that to change the way future U.S. Presidents are elected. States with large populations that skew heavily toward Democrats, like Illinois and California, have begun to issue ID’s to illegal aliens that can be used to vote with no regard for immigration status. While officials claim the voter still needs to check the box that says they are a U.S. citizen, we all know how unlikely it is that every voter’s affidavit will be checked post-election to verify their citizenship.
Blue states that are still furious that Hillary lost the 2016 presidential election, and are now working to form a new pact, one that would change the way our future presidential elections are decided.
Congress hasn’t substantially changed the Electoral College system since the process was remade by the 12th Amendment in 1804.
That could change, however, if Democrats have their way…
Connecticut is poised to commit its electoral votes to whichever U.S. presidential candidate wins the nation’s popular vote — regardless of who wins the state.
By embracing the plan, Connecticut’s General Assembly gave new momentum to a push to change the way Americans elect their president.
Ten states and the District of Columbia are already in a compact to pool their electoral votes and pledge them to the popular-vote winner. With Connecticut added, the compact’s voting power would rise to 172 — fewer than 100 electoral votes away from the 270-vote majority that decides the presidential contest.
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Connecticut’s Senate gave final approval to the bill over the weekend, using a 21-14 vote to send the legislation to Gov. Dannel Malloy — who responded by saying, “I applaud the General Assembly for passing this commonsense legislation.”
“With the exception of the presidency, every elected office in the country, from city council, to United States senator, to governor, is awarded the candidate who receives the most votes,” Malloy said in a statement. “The vote of every American citizen should count equally, yet under the current system, voters from sparsely populated states are awarded significantly more power than those from states like Connecticut. This is fundamentally unfair.”
The bill adopts an interstate compact that’s officially called “The Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote.”
Here’s a 2016 map of the counties Trump won vs. the counties Hillary won. Can someone honestly look at this map and say the election results were “unfair”?
The agreement won’t kick in unless it’s backed by enough states and other voting areas to claim a majority of Electoral College votes.
In addition to Connecticut, the other jurisdictions in the pact are California, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington state, along with Washington, D.C.
“If the Electoral College is abolished, the compact terminates,” according to the Connecticut legislation.
Criticism of the Electoral College system has increased in recent years, after two presidential candidates — Democrats Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary Clinton in 2016 — won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote.
As NPR noted in 2016, it’s mathematically possible for a candidate to win the U.S. presidency with less than 25 percent of the national popular vote.
All of the states that have so far committed to the pact are also states whose electoral votes went to Clinton in 2016.
Democrats have led the recent push to change the way the Electoral College works. But the National Popular Vote organization, which supports the move nationwide, says there is also bipartisan support for the bill. –NPR