LETTER: Wary of the tyranny of the majority against Electoral College’s protections

Since 2006, Democrats pushing the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC) have contrived to bypass our Constitution’s presidential election process.

Currently, 15 NPVIC states pledge their electors’ votes to the national popular vote winner instead of their state’s popular vote winner. https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/time_to_confront_the_national_popular_vote_interstate_compact.html

Currently, NPVIC states have 72 percent of 270 electoral votes needed to determine a presidential winner.

If enough states join the compact to control 270 electoral votes, NPVIC could negate smaller population states’ popular vote in presidential elections.

Above all, our founders feared concentrated power and majority rule.

Promoting concentrated power, NPVIC violates individual states’ sovereign presidential election authority.

State authority determines the elector selection process.

A state’s electors is equal its number of U.S. Senate and House representatives apportioned by population.

With Supreme Court support, neither our constitution or federal law requires electors to vote for their state’s popular vote winner.

States’ laws or political parties may require electors’ pledges.

The Electoral College protects against largely populated states’ domination over small population states and helps protect against stolen elections.

With NPVIC, scammers need only “find” more or hide ballots in NPVIC states’ highest population cities or states and where fraud would be easiest.

Candidates would focus on large populations and lower interest in smaller populations’ concerns.

Our Constitution’s Article V provides two lawful methods for changes: two-thirds approval of an amendment in both Houses of Congress or two-thirds of states’ amendment approval at an Article V Convention of States, then, in either case, followed by three-fourths of states’ ratification.

Susan Shotthafer,

Port Angeles

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