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It's like they're just giving up... Don't Dems want to win anymore? - sm

Posted: Feb 12th, 2020 - 1:44 pm In Reply to: Virginia House passes bill to award electoral votes to whoever - wins the popular vote

All of the states that are part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact are states that vote reliably for the Dems. This makes perfect sense, Republicans don't want to outlaw the electoral college.

But what will that do to the Dem electorate in those states? Yes, Hillary got 3 million more votes than Trump, but that was solely due to her overperformance among voters in big Dem cities like LA and NYC. Declaring that all your state delegates (remember it's only in Dem states so far) will go to whoever wins the national popular vote could easily depress voter turnout. Dems could think they already won since Dems won the last popular vote for President. (And everyone knows Trump is deeply unpopular... It's true! I saw it on CNN!) That means fewer Dems will be there to vote for their local representatives at the state and federal levels.

Republicans will be more likely to turn out since the thought of a national popular vote scares them. That means more Pubs in state government and Congress.

What could possibly go wrong? Nothing! We got this! We'll take out Trump, just watch!

I want to say it's a crazy idea, with no chance of helping and a lot of chances of hurting. But I thought the same about the Mueller/collusion investigation and impeachment. Dems went all in for those, even though they knew there was no way to win, so maybe we should learn to expect a certain amount of crazy from them for a few more years.

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