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Democrats, George Soros look to purge the Electoral College process

2012 Presidential Election
2012 Presidential Election(Photo by Wikipedia.org; freely licensed media file)

Since the founding of America, the process of electing a president has been done using the Electoral College process but if the democrats have their way, the Electoral College process will be replaced with a national popular vote according to American Prosperity New Network (APNN) on Friday.

APNN pointed to a plan that was revealed by Dick Morris on Newsmax and the plan is being funded in part, by the Center for Voting and Democracy, an election group funded by well-known socialist, George Soros.

APNN reported that at this time, nine states and the District of Columbia, with a combined 136 electoral votes, have joined moving half way to the 270 needed to put the compact into effect and those other states, which are predominantly democrat, include Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Washington, Massachusetts, Vermont, California, and Rhode Island and soon, New York may adopt the plan.

The Found Fathers were weary of allowing a popular vote by allowing the populous to have a direct election process to the Presidency. They feared a tyrant could manipulate public opinion and come to power as Hamilton wrote in the Federalist Paper No. 68.

Marc Schulman of History Central said in referring to the Federalist Paper No. 68, “Hamilton and the other founders believed that the electors would be able to insure that only a qualified person becomes President. They believed that with the Electoral College no one would be able to manipulate the citizenry. It would act as check on an electorate that might be duped.

“Hamilton and the other founders did not trust the population to make the right choice. The founders also believed that the Electoral College had the advantage of being a group that met only once and thus could not be manipulated over time by foreign governments or others, “Schulman said.

Whether or not the George Soros groups will succeed is in question. However, Dick Morris said, “Republicans need to kill this proposal and they better get busy doing it. Some small states are backing it because they are tired of all the attention being focused on swing states. But Republicans must stand firm and not yield to the temptation to back it.”

In addition, APNN said, “This proposal, known as the Popular Vote Movement, involves an Interstate Compact where states would commit to select electors pledged to vote for the national popular vote winner, regardless of how their own state voted.”

“This bill is an end run around the regular constitutional amending process. Instead of requiring a two-thirds majority of each house of Congress and three-quarters of the states, this proposal would take effect when a simple majority approve it,” said APNN.

APNN furthermore stated, “The Electoral College system, which has been part of our representative republic, will be modified and converted to a pure democracy… and this proposal would encourage even more voter fraud in more populated and left-leaning states and provide more incentive to allow illegal immigrants to vote.”