Massachusetts disenfranchises their voters

Posted: July 27, 2010 by datechguy in elections, opinion/news
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Just as the state starts to swing in a more conservative direction our one party state legislature decides that our votes will no longer count.

Under the law, which was enacted by the House last week, all 12 of the state’s electoral votes would be awarded to the candidate who receives the most votes nationally.

After all who cares what the voters of Massachusetts think, If enough other states think differently our votes and our decisions are don’t matter. We no longer have control of our own franchise. To say this is an abomination is too weak a word. Why even have a state?

Allahpundit is poo pooing this. He doesn’t live here.

Smitty is as angry as I am:

Abso-effing-lutely. This is what Article Five is about. Understood, there seems to be a psychological joy, which some find, in taking words to mean whatever they wish. Hence the Commerce Clause becoming the Constitution over the last century. Hence the “judicial deference” doctrine, where Congress can emote whatever it wishes, and We The People get to watch the 14-ish trillion dollar debt pile up due to Federal over-reach.

Any legislator who voted for this bill doesn’t deserve his office, PERIOD!

Ironically Under Article 2 section 1 the legislature has the power to do this:

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress

So in theory if the legislature that electoral college electors would be selected by putting pictures of the candidate on the ground, cutting the head of a chicken and giving the votes to the person in the photo closest to where the body finally drops, they can do it.

And don’t give me the “oh we still need x amount of electoral votes states to go along, it’s this kind of incremental change that is quietly done and unnoticed. In fact it is designed to give legislators that out to minimize what is actually going on so when it takes effect they can claim surprise. The ultimate goal? To make it easier to steal a national election.

Remember we get the government we deserve, for decades we voted a one party legislature into office. We willingly elected legislators who voted away our franchise. We’ve done this to ourselves. It’s our fault.

memeorandum thread here.

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  2. steveegg says:

    If it weren’t a compact that Massachusetts just signed onto, it would be Constitutional. However, since that compact does not have the approval of Congress, it’s “not exactly” Constitutional.

    Of course, they don’t have the balls to unilaterally disenfranchise you and go with the Chicken Drop.

  3. Bill Johnson says:

    It’s really simple. The electoral college was designed to protect states with small populations. Mass, if it does not qualify now, will in the future (you think there’s net inflow into MA?).

    So, hey, MA is forking itself, and those (to be nice) who choose to remain there.

    As if I care.

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  5. Cousin Sam says:

    How fast will it get repealed the first time a Republican wins the popular vote while losing the electoral vote? Do they think it only works one way?

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  7. Matthew says:

    MA’s made up of morons– at least we knew this before

  8. steveegg says:

    There’s this little matter of Article I, Section 10 requring interstate compacts (later narrowed by the Supreme Court to those having a political impact rather than an administrative one) to have Congressional approval. The last I checked, the National Popular Perpecutal ‘Rat Vote crowd didn’t have that.

  9. steveegg says:

    A further point of order for those who think that the Scott Brown Experience will be repeated anytime soon in Massachusetts – as far as the ‘Rats are concerned, this is designed to amplify the effects of the Boston Machine outside the Commonwealth.

    Under the current method, it doesn’t matter whether the ‘Rat candidate wins Massachusetts by 8,000 or 800,000; that candidate gets Massachusetts’ 12 Electoral Votes and nothing else. There is no benefit of running up the vote total. Under the National Popular Perpetual ‘Rat Vote scheme, that additional margin of fraud can and will become decisive in a close nationwide race.

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  11. Dahospitalityguy says:

    I guess people didn’t do well in government class growing up. All states have their funky rules for how their electoral votes go. WHen voting for president you vote for electors, not for the person. Some states require those electors to vote in a certain way. I know Maine splits them by percentage of their voters. Some states are all or nothing. Tennessee’s electors are allowed to vote however they wish come elector voting day.
    I remember this because back in 2000 had Tennessee’s electors decided to switch and vote for Gore he would have won.

    Massachusetts legislators are making our electoral votes as important as a Sarah Palin endorsement. Wait until someone has a lead and throw your support behind them.