“Direct election would break down the federal system under which states entered the union, which provides a system of checks and balances to ensure that no area or group shall obtain too much power.” —John F. Kennedy
In the aftermath of Election Day—November 8th, 2016—the Democrat-run, propaganda media began telling Americans that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. But this is simply not true.
Millions of Uncounted Ballots Favor Trump
To begin, millions of absentee ballots remain untallied and will never be counted. The reason is that states only count absentee ballots, if they are more numerous than the votes between the top two vote-getters. For example, if Trump wins in Michigan by 13,000 votes, and there are 12,999 absentee ballots, it is not worth counting them, as a practical matter, since those votes could not change the result. And here is the truth about absentee ballots in America: 2/3 of absentee voters have historically voted Republican, probably because so many absentee voters are elderly shut-ins who are more conservative. Across states, millions of ballots will remain uncounted that would likely run in Trump’s favor by 2 to 1, boosting his vote total by hundreds of thousands, if not millions, more than Hillary’s vote total.
Illegal Voters Vote Over 90% Democrat
In California, New York, Illinois, and other bastions of Democrat corruption, dead people voted in the millions for Hillary Clinton, as did illegal aliens. Also, George Soros-affiliated voting machines were changing Trump votes to Clinton votes by the millions in at least sixteen states.
California alone has over a million non-citizen voters (with some estimates running as high as two million), since Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation allowing illegal aliens to vote. Indeed, Jerry Brown signed legislation granting drivers’ licenses to illegals, and then signed a law allowing anyone with a California driver’s license to vote. Given California, New York, and Illinois’s non-citizen voters, coupled with the 1.8 million deceased voters who, despite being dead, somehow continue to vote across elections, it is no wonder Clinton’s popular vote total exceeded Trump’s. Add into the mix the corrupt George Soros voting machines, and what it all adds up to is an enthusiasm for Donald Trump so intense that it fueled voter turnout high enough in many states to overcome all the built-in election fraud. Thank God for the Electoral College!
The Electoral College, a Check against Corruption
Because the sovereign states created the federal government, they saw to it that the popular vote would not choose the president; indeed, it is the states who get to choose, by means of the Electoral College. The creation of the Electoral College was wise, for it acts, to this day, as a protection against corruption in the American electoral process.
For example, the outright entitlement of illegal-alien voting, along with many states’ lack of a voter-ID laws, encourages non-citizens to vote and allows vote-rigging Democrats to vote more than once under the names of dead people. Under such a corrupt system, California alone could skew the national popular vote total enough to cause an illegitimate win for a presidential candidate, if the president were elected on the basis of the popular vote. Hillary Clinton’s so-called “win” in the popular vote is, therefore, beyond illusory. In a fair vote, among living US citizens only, Hillary Clinton is certain to have lost the plebiscite by several million ballots! The Electoral College acts as a check against corruption, at least confining ballot-box corruption to one state at a time and not allowing it to plague the entire nation as a whole, except insofar as it does affect the choice of Electors in one state. Harm to the republic is, therefore, mitigated.
The Electoral College Also Provides Checks & Balances
The Electoral College was created by the Founders with special consideration to small states. The number of Electors is determined by adding the number of Representatives to the number of Senators for any given state. Thus, Rhode Island receives three electoral votes, rather than only one; 1/435 is what would be the ratio of representation if a direct-proportion model of representation were used; but Rhode Island is represented within the Electoral College at a ratio of 3/535—which is significantly better, giving such a small state more power to tip the scales in a close election. The impact of this arrangement on large states is one of diminishing their power to bully the smaller ones.
The Problem with Illegal Voting
Illegal voting deprives US citizens of their right to self-determination, according to the US Constitution. The more corrupt a state is with regard to controlling illegal voters, the more it will help the party favored most by those voters. In other words, Democrats can win big by encouraging dishonesty, while Republicans lose big by encouraging integrity in the electoral process. Dishonesty will win every time, in such an environment.
A New Threat on the Horizon
And now there is a new Democrat scheme to pervert the Electoral College system even more, called the National Popular Vote Plan. Under this scheme, states will make the Electoral College irrelevant by agreeing to award their electoral votes to whomever wins the popular vote in a presidential election. States agreeing to the plan do not, necessarily, award their votes according to the wishes expressed by their state’s voters! The plan takes effect once the states signing on to the plan finally reach a total of 270 electoral votes among them. Imagine what would have happened in the 2016 presidential election, if California, New York, Illinois, and many other states along with them, had awarded their Electors to the winner of the fraudulent national vote total, rather than awarding their electoral votes to the candidate their citizens voted for! Indeed, such a nefarious plan encourages interstate collaboration in stuffing the ballot boxes with illegal votes across states, in order to tip the popular vote towards a pre-selected candidate, thus triggering the illicit awarding of Electoral College votes to that candidate.
A Constitutional crisis would surely ensue from such a practice, since, according to the US Constitution, in Article IV, Section 4—known as the Guarantee Clause—a state is prohibited from entering the Union unless it guarantees its citizenry a republic: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.” States agreeing to the National Popular Vote Plan are actively working against the Guarantee Clause, since the wishes of their own voters are no longer of consequence under the plan. These states are violating the guarantee—the human right, as it were—of democratic self-determination, which is the hallmark of a republic.
There is not much in the way of federal case law on the Guarantee Clause, because, in the 1849 case of Luther v. Borden, the Supreme Court decided that enforcement of the clause is more properly an issue for Congress—not the judiciary—to deal with. Citizens of a state who believe their government is no longer republican are to apply to Congress, rather than to the courts, for justice. For this reason, the Congress should make haste to take up, and expeditiously pass, a bill that would outlaw the National Popular Vote Plan.
If the Democrats were allowed to enact their corrupt plan, then the Electoral College, which exists, in part, as a counterweight to corruption, would be at risk of losing its relevance. And our free republic would fall victim to nationwide corruption inflicted upon the majority by the tyranny of a dishonest few.
All the potential dishonesty that could be unleashed by such a plan would mean that, regardless of how well a candidate campaigns, it would not matter on Election Day. The only thing that would matter would be the effectiveness with which the political machines of corrupt states operated to skew the national popular vote count in favor of an illegally pre-chosen candidate, and backroom deals would become more important than promises made to the public. This would do irreparable harm to the integrity of the American electoral system. Only the best cheaters would prevail. And the death of our democratic republic would be assured.
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