Democrats will do anything to beat Trump.
They don’t care if they destroy the Constitution in the process.
So Donald Trump’s re-election is in grave danger because of this one Democrat plot.
Democrats are pulling out all the stops to beat Trump in 2020.
They tried smearing his name; they tried attacking him personally and they of course tried to throw him in jail using the Mueller investigation.
None of that has worked. And Democrats and never-Trumpers have turned to a new tactic.
Destruction of the Constitution.
And this plot is gaining steam around the country.
Just last week, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation joining a group of states that have agreed to elect the next president by popular vote.
By signing into law HB55, Grisham confirmed that New Mexico is the 14th state to join the “National Popular Vote Interstate Compact” (NPVIC).
The measure passed through both chambers of the New Mexico legislature with no Republican votes.
Simply put, states in the compact will award their electoral votes based on the national popular vote, regardless of individual state voting results.
States that have passed similar legislation to join the NPVIC now represent 189 electoral votes.
The compact becomes official when that number hits 270, or enough votes to elect the president of the United States.
Currently, under the U.S. Constitution, a state gets one Electoral College vote for each of its seats in Congress.
Each state is allowed to decide the method they use to award those electoral votes, within constitutional limits.
New Mexico is a winner-take-all state, which means it allocates all five of its Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the state’s popular vote.
If the NPVIC ever takes effect, New Mexico would instead award those votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote of the compact.
Current compact signees include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.
The addition of New Mexico brings the total number of electoral jurisdictions in the compact to 16.
And this legislation has passed one house in at least 8 more states representing an additional 72 electoral votes.
While the threat of proponents of the compact reaching the 270 needed is certainly real, there are serious constitutional questions about the NPVIC.
The main constitutional roadblock to NPVIC is the so-called “Compact Clause” in Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution.
This article provides that “No State shall, without the Consent of Congress … enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State.”
And, in a U.S. Supreme Court case, US Steel Corporation v. Multistate Tax Commission, the court ruled the Compact Clause requires Congress to consent to an agreement that “would enhance the political power of the member States in a way that encroaches upon the supremacy of the United States,” or “impairs the sovereign rights of non-member states.”
Clearly this compact falls under that definition.
However, conservatives and liberty-minded Americans should not sit back and hope the court rules correctly on this issue.
Rather, it’s time to get out and oppose this compact in every state where it has been introduced. Make sure to let your legislators know you oppose this so-called “compact”.