The National Popular Vote Compact is an End run around the U.S. Constitution Circumventing Electoral College and Stealing Votes

By Janine Hansen, National Constitutional Issues Chairman Eagle Forum

In 2016, if the National Popular Vote Compact was in force, Hillary Clinton would be our President.

The Electoral College protects us from Vote Fraud providing 51 individual elections in the states and District of Columbia not just one election which can more easily be stolen. The Electoral College protects us against the instability of nationwide recounts and endless lawsuits. The Electoral College has worked well for over 200 years providing a peaceful transfer of power. 

NPV would make Nevada and other small population states meaningless flyover states for presidential elections. Only the big population states would matter…California, New York, etc.

National Popular Vote allows Vote-Stealing and the compiling of Fake majorities. If a state signs onto the NPV Compact, and a majority of their voters do not vote for the nationally declared “popular vote majority” candidate, their Electoral Votes are stolen, and added to the declared “popular vote majority” candidate. In 2016 that would have meant Hillary Clinton. Consider that NPV would increase the stakes for Vote Fraud leading to more political corruption.

The National Popular Vote Compact Violates the Compact Clause of the U.S. Constitution in Article I Section 10 Clause 3, “No State shall, without the Consent of Congress…enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State…” because Congress has never agreed to a National Popular Vote Compact. However, they are moving ahead ignoring Congress’ Constitutional role.

The NPV Compact states, that once States with electoral votes equaling 270 enact the Compact, it will become the law without ever passing Congress and without being sent to the states for ratification as required to amend the U.S. Constitution. The National Popular Vote Compact is an end run around the Constitution.

The following States plus the District of Columbia have already signed onto the NPV State Compact. Notice that every one of these states voted for Hillary Clinton in the most recent election. The states are listed with their number of electoral votes:  California 55, Connecticut 7, District of Columbia 3, Hawaii 4, Illinois 20, Maryland 10, Massachusetts 11, New Jersey 14, New York 29, Rhode Island 4, Vermont 3, and Washington 12 equaling 172 electoral votes. This means that according to NPV Compact they are more than 60% of the way to their goal or just 98 electoral votes short from putting the Compact into effect! If only a portion of the additional states not listed above voting for Hillary passed the NPV Compact, it would go into effect.

A state’s Electoral votes are based on the same formula used for Congress. Each state receives 2 electoral votes for their U.S. Senators plus one vote for each of their Congressmen. So a state like Nevada has 2 U.S. Senators and 4 Congressmen equaling 6 electoral votes.  California has 2 U.S. Senators plus 53 Congressmen equaling 55 Electoral votes.

NPV eliminates the geographic balance provided by the Electoral College which makes all regions of the country, states both small and large, liberal or conservative important in the Presidential election.

With the election of Donald Trump there are new calls for the elimination of the Electoral College. The Electoral College established in the wisdom of our founders provides for checks and balances ensuring that all states, thus all citizens, will have an impact on the Presidential election.