NPV stands for the National Popular Vote initiative. I have previously written about the calls for abolishing the Electoral College https://curmudgeon550.blog/2019/03/21/welcome-to-the-united-states-of-l-a-and-n-y-c/
From my earlier blog, Hillary Clinton garnered 2,864,974 more popular votes nationally than Donald Trump. In Los Angeles county and New York City metro counties, she, the D candidate, had 3,076,093 more popular votes than Trump, the R candidate. Those two metro areas would have been sufficient to elect H. Clinton to the Presidency. If the NPV ever passes (it need the equivalent of 270 electoral votes, it already has 189), and future Presidents are elected by national popular vote, Los Angeles and New York will carry the day. Do those two cities represent the USA as a whole?
The NPV is a reaction to trump’s victory. Of course, Democrats are behind it. Every state that has voted for it is heavily Democratic: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. Delaware has just voted for it this year, Oregon may soon. What short memories. In 1992, democrat Bill Clinton got 43% of the popular vote, but 68% of the electoral vote. While Clinton did get about 6 million more popular votes than George Bush, Ross Perot attracted over 19 million popular votes that probably would have gone to George Bush. Were Perot not in the race, it is evident that Bush would have been President if the NPV had been ratified at the time.
But short memories are the stock in trade of politicians and political parties. When power beckons, who wants to dredge up the lessons of the past, or logic, or facts, or anything that hinders the false promises they make to buy votes? President Trump acts like a flaming AH, a Twitter addict, lots of other unattractive adjectives, but unlike other politicians, he has actually kept most of his promises. Not only, but even his most outrageous criticisms of the dominant media, the Mediated Reality Establishment, have proven to be not only true, but too restrained.
Now the MRE and their Dem allies are leading the drumbeat for the NPV. That paragon of virtue and truth, Elizabeth Pocahontas Warren, says, “every vote should count.” What the heck does that mean? If you voted for someone, and your candidate lost, does that mean your vote didn’t count? Someone wins, someone else loses. Only in Democrat and Mediated Reality la la land does that mean your vote doesn’t count. Every vote should count sure sounds noble, but like practically every other slogan, it is all sound and no substance!
Of course, if you want the kinds of policies Dems are crafting in California and New York, woe unto the country. Here are just a couple of samples: On Monday evening, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Green Light bill into law, requiring that county clerks issue drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. In Californian logic, public defecation butts up against progressive tolerance, so it is exempt from the law. Yet for a suburbanite to build a patio without a permit, for example, costs one dearly in fines.