Sunday, September 24, 2006

Self-Sabotaging Idea

Hot Air has a post about the idea of an interstate compact (illegal under Article 1, Section 10 of the Constituion, BTW) to give participating state's electoral votes to the national popular vote winner, thereby bypassing the Electoral College, which is a liberal pipedream for disenfranchising Red America. I'd never seen the utterly self-defeating nature of this idea stated so succinctly as I did in this post and in one of the comments:

[S]ince most of the participants in this compact are likely to be solid blue states, why form a bloc at all? You’re only putting safe Democratic electoral votes in jeopardy.


These electoral college plans are only really popular with liberals. Which means these proposals will only get enough support in states that are likely to send all their electoral votes to the Democrats anyway. Which can only increase the risk of their electoral votes going to the opposite party. I am wholeheartedly in favor of their plan.

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