Word is starting to leak out; a number of GOP politicians are flirting with supporting the idea of the National Popular Vote.
Let me be blunt: This idea must be stomped, and stomped some more, until the convulsions stop.
This is an utterly wretched idea, favored by liberal plutocrats with deep pockets to give the nation’s population centers a stranglehold on presidential (and eventually, all) politics.
The National Popular Vote means that presidential candidates will not, ever, need to campaign in flyover land. They need only to play to the coasts.
It completely guts the “protection of minority states” that the Electoral College has given this nation, to its immense benefit.
Need a reason to oppose it? Here are seven to start with, all of them worthy of a rhetorical death sentence.
The campaign to institute it has been sneaky, under the radar, and not a little bit sleazy. The supporters are clearly trying to gull a mass of low-information voters (swaying them with talk of “majority rule”) without fully airing out the consequences.
It’s even sucked in a number of Republicans who should know better. I’m not naming names. But it’s going to happen, sooner or later.
Republicans: I, for one, will support an NPV supporter about the same time I support a gun controller. You support NPV? We’re going to have a pointed conversation.
This shall not pass.