Electoral College

The Electoral College of the United States Constitution in Article I, Section 10 and Amendment 12 is very hard for voters to understand.
Electors should vote for the majority winner in its STATE, but can cast vote for loser or abstain.

The New National Popular Vote plan (NPV)

11 States (as of April 2014) have voted to follow this plan which is to replace their current rules regarding the apportionment of presidential electors with rules guaranteeing the election of the candidate with the most popular votes in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

It is called a Compact Law.

States join the compact by adopting it as a state law. The Agreement among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote

The member state shall hold presidential elections by statewide popular vote.

After the election, the state’s chief election official shall certify the number of popular votes cast in the state for each candidate and report those results to the other states by a specific deadline.

The chief election official shall then determine “national popular vote totals” for each candidate by adding up the vote totals reported by every state (including states that have not adopted the compact) and the District of Columbia. (Under current federal law, each state is required to make official reports of vote totals to the federal government in the form of Certificates of Ascertainment.)

The state’s electoral votes shall be awarded to the candidate with the greatest “national popular vote total” (a plurality).

The compact specifies that it shall take effect only if it is law in states controlling a majority of electoral votes on July 20 of a presidential election year. States wishing to join or withdraw from the compact after that date would not be able to do so until after January 20 of the following year

This will circumvent the Constitutions Electoral College.

Since the States select their Electors, they control what the electors will do.

An election of the President by popular vote means that we are no longer a Republic, but a Democracy ruled by the majority.
A majority rule could take your everything you have and even your life if they so wished.
A Republic with laws say that you need a jury (all to vote yes or one to say no) to convict you or not.

There is a very good video on the coloradoriverteaparty.org website about a Republic vs Democracy.
Check it out here: http://coloradoriverteaparty.org/?page_id=16

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