How do states get away with removing things like the Electoral College? I ask because my state, Oregon, is wanting to remove it. Popular Vote would take away the voice of the rest of the state.
My other question is, how can states override the Second Amendment that states it shall not be infringed? A flurry of Gun Control bills are being reviewed and getting ready for the Legislature to vote on. All this without the constituents being allowed to vote on it ourselves.
How is any of this possible when it violates the Constitution of the United States?
The National Popular Vote bill is states with 270 electors replacing state winner-take-all laws that award all of a state’s electoral votes to the candidate who get the most popular votes in each separate state (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states), in the enacting states, to guarantee the majority of Electoral College votes for, and the Presidency to, the candidate getting the most popular votes in the entire United States.
The bill retains the constitutionally mandated Electoral College and state control of elections, and uses the built-in method that the Constitution provides for states to make changes. It ensures that every voter is equal, every voter will matter, in every state, in every presidential election, and the candidate with the most votes wins, as in virtually every other election in the country.
Under National Popular Vote, every voter, in every state, for every candidate, would be politically relevant and equal in every presidential election. Every vote would matter equally in the state counts and national count.
The vote of every voter in the country (Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or Green) would help his or her preferred candidate win the Presidency. Every vote in the country would become as important as a vote in a battleground state such as New Hampshire, Ohio, or Florida. The bill would give voice to every voter in the country, as opposed to treating voters for candidates who did not win a plurality in the state as if they did not exist.
The bill would take effect when enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes—270 of 538.
All of the presidential electors from the enacting states will be supporters of the presidential candidate receiving the most popular votes among all 50 states (and DC)—thereby guaranteeing that candidate with an Electoral College majority.
Well it probably started with statements like "the constitution is a living breathing document" that can be interpreted rather than read from an Originalist perspective. Then it went to a certain someone known for his "soaring rhetoric" who claimed that "the constitution is a flawed document."
And now people are attacking the founding fathers and saying that the constitution was rife with the sins of the fathers.
So... in essence they've been smearing the constitution for years. They told minorities that the constitution wasn't written for them... and now they're implying that it doesn't apply to them.
One party apparently believes that the End justifies the Means. If Trump is bad yea even evil... then it's okay to use the FBI and soon the IRS to take him down. And that's why the media never ceases to decry him evil. Wanna make sure the people don't worry too much about breaking the laws because it's justified if he's evil.
So... Trump was bad... the Electoral College let him be president... so it's bad too... and if we can't amend the constitution... then get the electors to pledge to obviate it. Which should violate their oath of elector-ship or whatever.
There has been a gradual campaign of erosion... eroding people's faith in the constitution. And it's really sad, even pathetic where a lot of people have chosen to relocate their "misplaced" faith.