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If We Had a National Popular Vote, Election Fraud Would Become a Lot Harder

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One issue that some conservatives get, but others don’t, is that sticking to the old system where a few key swing states decide elections isn’t going to allow Republicans to become president much longer. Demographics are changing, and even if you’re an election fraud denier, Republicans are losing ground in some of the swing states. In 2012, Republicans made up 37% of registered voters in Maricopa County, to Democrats’ 28%. Now, Republicans are down to 34% and Democrats have increased to 30% (there are now as many independents as Republicans). 

 

This is why it’s overdue to start considering the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would award 270 electoral votes and therefore the presidency to the candidate who wins the most popular votes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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The battleground states used to be states like Colorado and Virginia. Democrats have made a lot of ground there — although Virginia may not be quite a lost cause if Gov. Glenn Youngkin is more than an off-year fluke — and now the Democrats have made enough inroads into Arizona and Georgia that they’re the big battleground states.

 

Many conservatives have a knee-jerk reaction to NPV, believing it would require changing the Constitution and abolishing the Electoral College, and assume it will favor Democrats since many Democrats, including AOC and Elizabeth Warren, support that similar, but critically different proposal. But none of that is true once you thoroughly examine how the compact would work. 

 

It doesn’t require a constitutional amendment, and doesn’t even need congressional approval, since the Constitution allows for interstate compacts. This is how it is gradually being adopted by several states now. There is a myth that the current method used by 48 states to elect presidents is the Electoral College. That’s just not accurate. In fact, the Constitution is completely silent on a method for states to award electors. Most states use what’s called the winner-take-all method; others, Nebraska and Maine, use a congressional district method. Over the course of American presidential elections, states have used a variety of methods. That’s federalism. And if states don’t like how it’s going, they can always withdraw from the compact.

 

Winner-take-all per state are state laws, they are not part of the Constitution, were never debated by the 1787 Constitutional Convention or mentioned in the Federalist Papers. The Founding Fathers never agreed on the state winner-take-all model, there were fiery debates over it. For the first presidential election in 1789, only three states had state winner-take-all laws.  

 

Critics complain about the tyranny of the majority while saying nothing about the fact we currently have a system that is tyranny of the battleground states. If you are part of the 69% of Americans who live in the rest of the country, it’s like your vote doesn’t even count. We’re essentially electing a president of the Battleground States.

 

Critics also contend that NPV would ignore rural areas, but the opposite would occur. None of the swing states are the 10 most rural states, so the rural states are ignored under the current system. The 10 biggest cities in the U.S. contain only 8% of the U.S. population, so under a NPV they would no longer get as much of the attention. Under the current system, whether you live in New York City or the middle of Wyoming, your vote is ignored and irrelevant.

 

Similarly, under the current system, the smallest states are ignored; only one of the 13 smallest states, New Hampshire, gets any attention, and it’s a disproportionate amount. With NPV, the rest would become relevant; would start seeing national events during presidential elections. And what most people don’t realize, is the small states lean Democrat anyway, a majority of them voted for the Democrat in all but one of the past eight presidential elections.

 

Today, with over 90% of Republicans convinced there was massive election fraud in the 2020 presidential election, there’s an even stronger argument in favor of an NPV. Those engaging in election fraud would no longer be able to focus on turning a few states; they would have to spread their efforts a lot thinner across the entire country.

 

Piling on, congressional redistricting is awarding more electoral votes to Democratic areas of the country due to counting illegal immigrants (even though they can’t vote — and if they do, that’s an entirely different issue involving fraud). 

 

Many of the most conservative state legislators in the country support it because they’ve taken the time to study it, as well as conservative stalwarts like Newt Gingrich, former Rep. Tom Tancredo and former Rep. Bob Barr. For example, in the Michigan Senate, 15 Republicans and 10 Democrats sponsored it in 2018 (the speaker killed it). 

 

So far, 15 states and Washington D.C. have passed it, totaling 195 electoral votes (Guam and other territories are not included). The compact needs states with just 75 more electoral votes for it to take effect.

 

Critics point to Al Gore and Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote while losing the election, but never bother to address the fact that Republicans weren’t running campaigns to win the popular vote in those elections; they were running campaigns to win a handful of key swing states. If they switched their campaign strategy, things would be far different. Even Donald Trump has said this.

 

I changed my mind on it after hours of research; I wrote an article against the NPV in 2011. It was a great superficial argument, loftily dropping in references to the founding of the country — and then I discovered the facts after hours of research and looking honestly at how Republicans simply can’t win under the current electoral math. I can’t ignore reality and whip up the base based on an emotional argument that vaguely and incorrectly cites the Constitution and Founding Fathers. My fear is that when the rest of the right starts getting on board, the left is going to figure out it’s not really going to benefit them and will put on the brakes.

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Rachel Alexander is a conservative political writer and pundit. She is the editor of Intellectual Conservative and a recovering attorney. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2019.



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474 Days of Non-Stop Media Lies

Approaching November expect to encounter heightened news coverage that contorts the events of January 6, 2021

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As the 2022 election season heats up, looks for Democrats, aided and abetted by a thoroughly corrupt corporate media, to heighten the misrepresentation of events that took place on January 6, 2021. Why? Democrats don’t have much to run on. So attempting to portray Trump and his supporters, and Republicans in general, as insurrectionists is a highly convenient scare tactic to use on legions of voters who don’t pay close attention to politics and only encounter screaming, bogus headlines and accompanying contrived sound bites.

Where We Once Triumphed

The United States of America was founded based on a constitution and amendments that guarantee rights to the individual; a republic where laws prevail, to be dispensed impartially; where unlawful search and seizure is not permitted; and where due process matters. We are supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave; the nation which immigrants from around the world yearn to reach; the beacon of democracy and the shining example on Earth of a free people in a free land.

The sinister Biden Administration — and make no mistake, it is sinister — has taken action unprecedented in our history. It has been treating those individuals who inhabited the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 in protest as if they are insurrectionist or murderous terrorists. The people who Biden is holding, in many cases for months on end in solitary confinement, are being denied their fundamental rights as American citizens.

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Many of the people who entered the Capitol that day were ushered in by the Capitol guards. They simply walked through doors that were held open for them. The claims of insurrection are entirely ridiculous. No one had weapons. How do you mount an insurrection with no armaments?

The Insurrection That Never Was

Nearly all every Capitol occupiers had either a plane reservation or car ride ready for that evening or the next day. They did not intend to stay. In short, no organized attempt to overthrow the government was underway, and every Biden official and every rational member of Congress knows that.

The corporate media won’t tell you that the ranks of true Trump supporters were infiltrated by members of Antifa and by actual insurrectionists who sought to create a false flag, making it seem as if Donald Trump and Trump-inspired supporters intended to overthrow the U.S. government. Trump supporters were not seeking to overthrow the United States government; this is hogwash, known by anyone who is familiar with the facts.

Ashli Babbitt, a U.S. Air Force veteran, was killed by a Capitol guard. She posed no threat and carried no weapon, and based on the more rambunctious activity of some Capitol occupiers did nothing to earn her fate.

The Shame of Biden and Company

Many of the Americans held by the Biden Administration have been mistreated. Remember, they are innocent until proven guilty. Why not release to the public the film footage from inside of the capital, with no cuts on footage, and no bits and pieces here and there? We know why.

The Biden Administration and its undemocratic, unlawful, and Stalinistic approach to administering justice is bludgeoning attempts to ensure that these incarcerated individuals receive lawful and constitutional protections. Justice, however, must be served before and during the legal proceedings for any of the incarcerated.

Biden, the total political puppet that he is, and his handlers, feel all-powerful and unconcerned with the facts or with the law. They’ve got the sycophantic press on their side as well as multi-millions of gullible Democrats, liberals, and progressives who believe that Biden is a kind man, his administration is both fair and just, and the Capitol occupiers are in league with the devil.

As usual, the exact opposite is true.

Manufacturing Misinformation

What about the U.S. Department of Justice? For more than two decades and counting, the  Department of Justice has engaged in egregious acts of prosecutorial misconduct. DOJ prosecuting attorneys seek convictions by any means necessary. If that involves withholding evidence, delaying court cases, and bleeding the persecuted financially dry, then so be it. Within a 97% conviction rate, as a nation, we have long ago crossed the line into banana republic territory.

The gatekeepers of information and communication in our society, and this includes the wannabe autocrats at Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter, etc, don’t fool us with their rigged algorithms and ‘community standards.’ The manipulation of the news, the views that they push, and the censorship in which they’ve been engaged, will not diminish us. We know their end game: it is control of the masses, ever to be ruled by a fraudulently elected ruling class, backed by über-liberal billionaires who believe they are the anointed ones.

As we approach November 8, 2022, expect to encounter a vast array of news coverage and social media manipulation that contorts the events of January 6, 2021, but don’t buy into it for even a nano-second.

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The Most Important Political Film Ever Made

In fact, it may be the most important movie of all time.

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Hollywood has always loved political movies. And there have been lots of good ones over the years. But not very many important ones. Dinesh D’Souza, the preeminent conservative filmmaker, has made many very important movies. But his next movie may be the most important political movie of all time. In fact, it may be the most important movie of all time. And if taken seriously by those in power, it very well may save America.

And NOW, you can attend the premiere of 2000 Mules, the brand new movie by Dinesh D’Souza.

You can buy tickets to the premiere, either in person or virtual, by clicking right here.

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Here is what President Trump has to say about 2000 Mules, the new blockbuster documentary from D’Souza Media:

2000 Mules “shows the world exactly how the 2020 Presidential Election was rigged and stolen. The movie exposes the lies of the Democrats, RINOs, and Fake News who say it was the ‘most secure election in history.’ It was, perhaps, the least secure in history. The ballot box was stuffed, and stuffed like never before — and it’s all on video. Ballots were trafficked and sold in a massive operation in each swing state. The evidence is so damning, what will the cowards who sat and did nothing about the stolen election say now? The way our votes were taken away is a disgrace to our nation. It must be fixed.”

“2000 Mules,” a documentary film created by Dinesh D’Souza, exposes widespread, coordinated voter fraud in the 2020 election, sufficient to change the overall outcome. Drawing on research provided by the election integrity group True the Vote, 2000 Mules offers two types of evidence: geo-tracking and video. The geo-tracking evidence, based on a database of 10 trillion cell phone pings, exposes an elaborate network of paid professional operatives called mules delivering fraudulent and illegal votes to mail-in drop boxes in the five key states where the election was decided. Video evidence, obtained from official surveillance cameras installed by the states themselves, confirms the geo-tracking evidence. The movie concludes by exploring numerous ways to prevent the fraud from happening again.

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