The Democratic-led Virginia House of Delegates just passed a resolution to have the state give their electoral votes to the candidate who “wins” the national popular vote in the presidential elections.
Senator Ted Cruz who is one of the greatest constitutional scholars fired back at the Virginia Democrats and their blithe rejection of the ideals for which the American Founders stood: “VA House votes to give all of Virginia’s votes to California & New York. Because that’s definitely in the interest of Virginians. Jefferson & Madison would be appalled.”
VA House votes to give all of Virginia’s votes to California & New York. Because that’s definitely in the interest of Virginians. Jefferson & Madison would be appalled. https://t.co/P4mELKgrOw
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 14, 2020
In an astonishingly partisan move, the Virginia House of Delegates, which has a majority of Democrats, voted to disenfranchise their voters by deciding to give their entire state’s presidential electoral votes to whomever wins the popular vote.
The move was likely prompted by Virginia Democrats’ assumption that just as President Trump lost the popular vote on 2016, he might do so again, and thus their bill, House Bill 177, would hand the state’s votes to his Democratic challenger.
The bill passed in the Virginia House 51-46 and is now headed for the Virginia Senate, where Democrats also hold a majority, and then on to Democratic Governor Ralph Northam. As The Hill reported, “Virginia would subsequently be entered into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.”
The bill’s summary asserts, “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. The compact goes into effect when states cumulatively possessing a majority of the electoral votes have joined the compact … A state may withdraw from the compact; however, a withdrawal occurring within six months of the end of a President’s term shall not become effective until a President or Vice President has qualified to serve the next term.” More
Bad enough they want to take away their second amendment rights, now they’re taking away their voting rights as well.
I realize that “Can’t win? Move the goalpost” is the Left’s main strategy at this point…but isn’t this entirely unconstitutional and thus invalid?
— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) February 14, 2020
This seems like a ready-made GOP campaign ad: “Democrats literally disenfranchised you in the presidential election!” They don’t even try to hide how unconstitutional they actually are. They don’t care about the people, just the power. And now they’re just spitting in the faces of their constituents.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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