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Colorado Latest State To Join Popular Vote Compact As Battle Ramps Up

States that join the Compact agree to award their electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote

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The popular vote has become incredibly popular among Democrats, a measure they have doubled down on since Hillary Clinton’s loss to President Trump in 2016 when she won the popular vote. As a result of last week’s elections, Colorado is the latest state to decide to join what has been dubbed “the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.”

States that have joined the Compact agree to award their electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote. 15 states and D.C. have already joined the pact, which currently accounts for 196 electoral votes. The magical 270 electoral votes do still have a place in the Compact.

“That 270 matters: The states that have approved legislation to join the compact agreed it would not take effect until the 270 threshold is reached. Once it does, those states will have the power to use their Electoral College votes to elect a winner, according to the popular vote” writes NBC News. “This uses the Electoral College to effectively phase out the Electoral College, though it would not apply to states that do not sign up.”

The notion of an amended voting process brings both critical and favorable opinions. Sylvia Bernstein, the coordinator for the Yes on National Popular Vote campaign believes this “shouldn’t be a partisan issue.” The reason is “pretty simple” she says. “The candidate with the most votes should win, just the way it happens in every other election in this country.”

Bernstein also said it would force candidates to campaign across the entire country and not be compelled to focus on swing states. “Right now, we see both candidates hunkered down in Pennsylvania. You know, Pennsylvania has nothing to do with Colorado or California or Texas.”

Opponents of the concept, however, say a National Popular Vote would result in many states being forced to cede power. “The presidential election is the only election we have where states sovereignty and the state’s population is combined for one voice,” said the mayor of Monument, Colorado, Don Wilson, who is a Republican and co-founder of Coloradans Vote.

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23 Comments

  1. John Dickson

    November 12, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    vulcan.jd44@gmail.com Popular votes are the way of Communist, socialist regimes and banana republics. It must not be so in this beloved nation!

    • Jay78

      November 14, 2020 at 9:37 am

      This is another attempt for leftist and coasters to impose their broken systems on everyone! You are 100% correct
      Has to be stopped
      Wake up America before it is too late to turn back !!!

  2. Mike Overkamp

    November 12, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    So does this mean if say Colorado popular vote went to party A but overall popular vote went to a party b that Colorado would cast all of their electoral votes to party B? Eliminating electoral college effectively ensure mob rule by a handful of large urban centers. No way is that representative democracy.

    • Jim Schreiber

      November 12, 2020 at 10:08 pm

      Why would any state voluntarily give up their wishes to states with large majority of the population? It makes no sense unless you are a democrat and want the big states make decisions for your state… You will essentially have no say in the election. No sense in votine because you will not be able to control any vote…

  3. Lion’sBreath

    November 12, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    DUMB IDEA!

    The founding fathers knew that cities with the largest populations would determine the outcome of elections by having the majority of the votes. This “pact” makes the people who live in rural areas bow to majority rule. California and NY have more corporate interests than farmers in Idaho and the Dakotas.

    There should be legislation written to block sovereign states from imposing their political bias on other states.

  4. Brent

    November 12, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Unbelievable. Our founding Fathers are far smarter and forward thinking than many of the Dems give credit. If this happens those of us in “flyover” country will have no say in the presidential election and it will be dominated by the coastal elites.

  5. Bruce Barnes

    November 12, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    This is no differ t than doing away with the Electoral College. This will go to the Supreme Court I’m sure.

    • NEPT

      November 13, 2020 at 3:56 pm

      The way the Electoral college is detailed in the
      US Constiution protects smaller states from being bullied by large states. That is the point.
      So. Is that legal? Does Colorado US House representatives and US Senators plan to change the US Constitution?

  6. Jac

    November 12, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Now is the time to gather power and cede from the UNION! There is no way in HELL for the weaker STATES to Defeat the DEMONCRATS! We don’t need their rules and LAWS to bring us DOWN to nothing but INDENTURED SERVANTS!

  7. Dave W

    November 12, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    This is being pushed by the Democrats because it gives them an advantage.

  8. Miles

    November 12, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Then, all it will take is one or two corrupt states to commit fraud to win elections. They will add as many ballots as they need to to win the popular vote and instead of those bad apples being ‘quarantined’ by the Electoral college, they will infect the entire Nation. This is a coup plot, and it’s supporters can be divided into two camps; morons & and evil geniuses. THIS MUST BE STOPPED

  9. Sean

    November 12, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    What are the 15 states. Have these states already gone to Biden? Any states that went for Trump that would overturn because of this stupid pact?

  10. Tony

    November 12, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    This would give States that join power over States that do not join. My opinion is that this is unconstitutional.

  11. David P. Rice

    November 12, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    If California allows a million non-citizens to vote then this would be leveraged across the nation? Is this the intent?

  12. Michael

    November 12, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Article 1, Section 10. Constitution of the United States.
    “No state shall, without consent of Congress… enter into any agreement or compact with another state.

  13. Tony @

    November 12, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    F*^k you Colorado. Real Communist. You have stooped to a new low…. what’s next… a cluster f**k fir the illegals!!!

  14. Ryan Gallagher

    November 12, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Then audit California where even though it’s a majority for the Dems it gives them the biggest lead in popular votes. New some sent millions of ballots out. I personally know four people that got two ballots. Once you audit California you may take that popular vote down considerably.

  15. Mike

    November 12, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Gotta believe this will be challenged in the Supreme Court if it were true or ever happen! Sure it is not constitutional! Beside it would cause another civil war as small states would secede from the US.

  16. Doug

    November 12, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    My thoughts also

  17. Jacquelyn

    November 12, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Thank you for having the courage and spirit to see the truth!
    Us American Patriots appreciate you and what you are doing to help with the cause.

  18. Nick Kuz

    November 12, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    I live in Alaska my vote never is counted our polls are still open n they announce the winner
    This year was a little adventure I call we didn’t know
    So popular vote seem like a good thing
    In 32 years I never voted for a president cause I knew who the president be by the time polls close so I left it blank this year I voted mail in so not sure if its counted or dropped in garbage
    I forgot to put it in envelope it came with a half envelope I sealed it then saw the envelope
    So I really don’t care at this time , who I voted they won just for Biden I voted against but Alaska don’t count we were never this close Alaska be deciding state
    So I prefer every vote count who has more be our president then I know my vote counted as my neighbor

  19. Julie

    November 13, 2020 at 9:32 am

    How do states unilaterally change federal law? Morons …

  20. Linda Mewis

    November 14, 2020 at 10:15 am

    I live in Colorado. I am 61 years old and have never missed voting in an election. If this passes, I will never vote again. Why bother? NY and California will decide for us. That is how the popular vote works. The electorial college was devised so every state could have a say. Colorado is half republican. Because of the urbanites who vote democrat we conservatives never are heard. They need to split the electorial votes in this state. It never passes, but now we are giving our vote away to big states who control the popular vote. This is garbage and UN American. Useless idiots who voted for this. I hope it comes back to you and bites you in the ass. The fraud in 2020 election is sickening
    We are supposed to believe that Trump who fills stadiums loses to a gaffe machine who can’t fill up a restroom?How stupid do you think we are? I put up with Obama and didnt like it, but Biden will never be my president. Of course he won’t last long with Kamala chomping at her bit to take his place. God have mercy on this country and bless President Donald J. Trump our real President.

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CNN Suspends Chris Cuomo ‘Indefinitely, Pending Further Evaluation’

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On Tuesday, CNN suspended Chris Cuomo “indefinitely, pending further evaluation” after new information was revealed detailing the help he gave his brother ex-Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo in handling numerous sexual misconduct allegations.

“Chris Cuomo was actively in touch with Melissa DeRosa, who was the then-governor’s top aide, about incoming media reports that detailed alleged sexual harassment by Andrew Cuomo, according to exhibits from the Attorney General’s probe and a transcript of his interview with the state’s investigators,” CNBC reported. “He also lobbied to help the governor’s office as it sought to weather the storm of accusations, and he dictated statements for the then-governor to use.”

“Please let me help with the prep,” Chris Cuomo asked DeRosa in a message in from early March. Then, three days after a New York Times report from March explained how Andrew Cuomo attempted to forcefully kiss a woman, Anna Ruch, at a wedding, Chris Cuomo texted DeRosa, “I have a lead on the wedding girl.”

Quickly after the new was publicized, CNN issued a comment saying they would be reviewing the information.

“The thousands of pages of additional transcripts and exhibits that were released today by the NY Attorney General deserve a thorough review and consideration,” CNN spokesman Matt Dornic said. “We will be having conversations and seeking additional clarity about their significance as they relate to CNN over the next several days.”

After reviewing, CNN announced Chris Cuomo’s suspension a statement, saying, “The New York Attorney General’s office released transcripts and exhibits Monday that shed new light on Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his brother’s defense. The documents, which we were not privy to before their public release, raise serious questions.

When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother’s staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly. But we also appreciated the unique position he was in and understood his need to put family first and job second. However, these documents point to a greater level of involvement in his brother’s efforts than we previously knew. As a result, we have suspended Chris indefinitely, pending further evaluation.”

In August, Andrew Cuomo resigned after an independent investigation found he had “sexually harassed a number of current and former New York State employees.”

The former New York governor’s scandal began in December 2020, when the first of 11 women accused him of sexual misconduct. The victims, who were mostly his employees, said Cuomo engaged in sexually aggressive behavior including nonconsensual kissing, groping, inappropriate invitations to play strip poker and comments about their sex lives.

The investigation found that “the Governor sexually harassed a number of current and former New York State employees by, among other things, engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching, as well as making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women.”

The investigation additionally “revealed that the Governor’s sexually harassing behavior was not limited to members of his own staff, but extended to other State employees, including a State Trooper on his protective detail and members of the public.” It concluded that Cuomo created a culture “filled with fear and intimidation, while at the same time normalizing the Governor’s frequent flirtations and gender-based comments” which “contributed to the conditions that allowed the sexual harassment to occur and persist.”

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Biden Not Planning To Visit Victims Of Black Supremacist Attack In Wisconsin

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During Monday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that President Joe Biden has no plans to visit the victims of the black supremacist attack on a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, that occurred last week after the announcement of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.

“Since the President said that this administration is monitoring the situation in Waukesha closely, it has been revealed by prosecutors that the assailant — the assailant swerved his truck side to side as part of an intentional act to run over as many people as possible,” a reporter said. “Six people are dead. Some children remain hospitalized.”

“Why hasn’t the President visited the members of this Christmas parade attack?” the reporter asked.

“Well, I would say first: As you saw the President convey last week, our hearts go out to this community, to the people in Waukesha; that we’ve been in touch, obviously, with officials there; and we’re all watching as people are recovering. And this is such a difficult time of year for this to happen. It’s a difficult anytime,” Psaki said. “Obviously, any President going to visit a community requires a lot of assets, requires taking their resources, and it’s not something that I have a trip previewed at this plan- — point in time, but we remain in touch with local officials. And certainly, our hearts are with the community as they’ve gone through such a difficult time.”

 

Last week, a man was accused of driving a red SUV through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin. The man had numerous posts on his social media expressing support for Black Lives Matter and “black nationalist rhetoric” along with disdain for Republican politicians and conservative media.

“A lone subject intentionally drove his maroon SUV through barricades into a crowd of people that was celebrating the Waukesha Christmas Parade which resulted in killing five individuals and injuring 48 additional individuals,” city police chief Dan Thompson said at a press conference. “I just received information that two of the 48 are children and they’re in critical condition.”

The online news outlet Heavy revealed that the suspect “posted anti-police rhetoric” and “black nationalist rhetoric” on social media. He also “posted a photoshopped fake image of former Republican Governor Scott Walker as a Nazi.”

One Twitter user posted a list of some of the suspect’s now-deleted Facebook posts, which showed extremist support for BLM.

The suspect also has a long criminal history, having “been charged with or convicted on an array of charges over the past 22 years, including battery, domestic violence, cocaine possession and resisting arrest in several jurisdictions in Wisconsin,” The New York Times reported. “He has served at least two jail sentences and spent years on probation and in court-mandated work-release and anger management programs.”

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