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Connecticut, the “Constitution State,” trying to subvert the Constitution with end-run around Electoral College

After losing some 1,100 seats in local, state, and national elected offices during the Obama administration, Democrats turned to the most corrupt person in politics as their presidential nominee.

After rigging the electoral process to favor Hillary Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., despite the fact that she was under yet another criminal investigation, the Democratic Party now wants to rig future elections in favor of whomever they nominate — by going around the constitutional amendment process to subvert the Electoral College.

As reported by The Daily Signal‘s Tara Ross, the far-Left has devised a plan called the National Popular Vote compact — something that most Americans have yet to hear about. 

Noting that the plan is “shockingly close to causing a major political and legal firestorm,” the compact “is a clever scheme to change how we elect the president without the bother of having to pass a constitutional amendment,” writes Ross, a retired lawyer.

Connecticut, the “Constitution State,” has become the latest to sign on.

Ross goes onto describe this naked power grab:

States that approve this legislation enter a simple compact with one another. Each participating state agrees to allocate its electors to the winner of the national popular vote regardless of how its own citizens voted. The compact goes into effect when states holding 270 electoral votes (enough to win the presidency) have agreed to the plan.

With Connecticut’s vote, 11 states and the District of Columbia have now approved the measure, giving the compact a total of 172 electors. It needs only 98 more to reach the 270 mark.

Because Democrats believe the U.S. Supreme Court and Russia have stolen two of the last four presidential elections from them — and because they’re furious that Clinton got the majority of votes but not the majority of the Electoral College, their response is not to run better candidates or convince more Americans in more states to vote for them. (Related: The angry Left’s new narrative: Trump presidency ‘not legitimate’.)

Their response is to come up with a dubious scheme to steal power at any cost. 

Clinton herself and no small amount of elected Democrats and their supporters in the Pravda media have reminded Americans often since November 2016 that their candidate won the majority vote.

Never mind that in our system, majority votes for president don’t equate to victory. Only the majority of Electoral College votes count. 

There is a reason why our founders adopted that system for presidential elections

The concept of the Electoral College was simple: To prevent a few densely-populated regions of the country from essentially electing every president. The founders believed the Electoral College would enforce the concept of federalism, which is the division and sharing of powers between states and the national government. The founders also were skeptical and fearful of a pure democracy — the “mob rule” concept they believed would lead, eventually, to massive unrest as a few regions of the country decided issues for the vast majority of the country, geographically speaking.

Clinton’s majority came from California’s large urban centers and New York City — two of the most Left-wing regions of the country. And she was so certain she’d win the “Blue Wall” upper Midwest and Rust Belt states she never even went there.

But Trump did. And he won them — because he understood that’s our system.

Now Democrats want to essentially tear down a system that has worked throughout our history simply because an election they thought they were going to win didn’t go their way. 

This plot cannot be allowed to materialize. The country is already practically a powder keg; if Democrats literally steal the next presidential election the way they imagined that Trump stole his, the result will be chaos.

Here’s a great explanation by Ross about how the National Popular Vote compact will upend our political system:

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J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for and, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

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