Thursday November 29 debate on Pros/Cons of the absurd NPV manipulation scheme.
Sadly, there are Republicans in our legislature stupid enough who need more convincing about the perils of a national popular vote.
I’ve said my piece time and again, and apparently its not enough to overcome the Hawaii bribery schemes moving our ‘conservative’ mushheads back on track. Norm Hughes has challenged NPV Shill and fifth columnist Saul Anuzis to a debate on the merits (or lack thereof) of the NPV. The debate will happen November 29th at the Pontiac Country club, and the doors open at 6:30PM.
They were apparently well received. And though there were no absolutes on future efforts, it was made clear that nothing will happen this year to give the progressive left it’s holy grail, a full blown democracy, when electing the president. Norm Hughes who in large part organized the day long effort writes afterward:
Thank you to all the Patriots that went to Lansing today to talk with legislators. Several dozen were involved and they were truly great. We got firm commitments in both houses that National Popular Vote (NPV) will not be voted on this year. We also picked up at least 12 more NO votes on Convention Of States, meaning we have the votes to defeat it if they bring it up in the lame duck session.
This NPV snafu came at a terrible time, taking volunteers from campaigns to Lansing to educate the very candidates who want their help. I can tell you some top officials think it was one cluster ***. Those who took the Hawaii junket might have fulfilled their obligation to push it but it backfired, How are they going to explain that to their benefactors?
A “terrible time” indeed.
I can tell you that there are certain legislators who signed on that will still feel the pain. When looking for the door knockers, local offices have found that certain representative candidates are not inspiring a ground swell of optimism. They may well win their respective contests, but rightfully, they will have to work harder to do so.
Mr Hughes mentioned in a separate post on Facebook that some of the legislators responded positively to the Proportional Electors idea. This is something which the electoral college was designed to accommodate. There are two states, Maine, and Nebraska, which do not follow the winner take all formula.
Just putting this out there till the next article on the disaster that is the NPV.
California decided it was going to allow ALL of the illegal aliens to vote? What if they encouraged it? What if they Required all election precincts to accept any ballots cast by anyone who had identification or not?
What if it added a couple million to the voter rolls? What if that was the ‘popular vote’ difference and forced states who are bound by the NPV to cast for those with the greater vote total number? Therein lies the rub.
Legislators in Michigan who would support such fraud should be tarred and feathered for such malfeasance.
Wayne Schmidt more likely to withdraw sponsorship of SB1117?
Nothing is guaranteed folks.
State Senator Wayne Schmidt may not withdraw his sponsorship of SB1117, a bill that if ultimately effected, would have made it possible for Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 election. He may not change his mind after looking at the reality of what is being peddled to GOP lawmakers just in time to create dissension within the party.
But Wayne Schmidt does have folks in Grand Traverse County wondering what he was thinking. He has fellow party members raising eyebrows, and asking “why on earth ..?” And Wayne has a decent sense of political measure, so..
The Grand Traverse County Republican party executive committee today offered up and passed unanimously, a “simple resolution in opposition to the National Popular Vote, with notices to be sent to our representatives.”
This is Wayne’s ‘home team.’ These are the folks who must rally the troops, and the response to this particular NPV effort has seriously damaged the volunteer hours and interest.
It was an easy vote.
We encourage other county parties to follow suit and remind our GOP legislators that NPV is a bad enough idea, but bringing it out when the debate alone will have the worst possible effect on the GOP ground game, is really the true intent of it’s lobbyists.
Between bad proposals, and the best intentions the timing couldn't be worse.
Lobbyists know that our legislators have blind spots.
Its not that all legislators are blind, ignorant, foolish, or even downright incompetent. Just most of them falling into one or more of those categories.
Unfortunately, some have gone back to the trough of stupid ideas a little too often. Enough in fact, that they don’t even see the real reasons they are suddenly inundated with far reaching demands for change emanating from the pits of hell masquerading as fixes that are long overdue.
The convention of states (COS), and National Popular Vote (NPV) are two such changes that if successful, could threaten our very Republic. The COS, in a way that opens the doors to quite literally writing out the very protections enshrined in our constitution. The NPV, as a means to enable mob rule, and permanently entrench those who can then control media and other information sources.
Thought provoking analysis on the possibility of an Article 5 convention in our time.
Janine Hansen is the Nevada Chair for Eagle Forum, and is their national constitutional issues chair.
She is a constitutional expert who heads up a task force to address the misguided move toward a constitutional convention. In this video, she speaks on the status of the Article 5 convention effort, and also on the National Popular Vote.