Democrats, angry about losing the presidency twice in the Electoral College since 2000, are quietly taking action. The National Popular Vote Bill passed in three more states—Colorado, Delaware and New Mexico—this Spring and recently passed state senates in two more.
I call it the Constitutional End-Run Voting Bill because it would eliminate the Electoral College without passing a proper constitutional amendment. States agree to cast their electoral votes not for the winner in their state but for the winner of the national popular vote. Think of it: Your state votes for Candidate A, but your vote goes to Candidate B. Talk about your vote not counting.
The Constitution says votes are counted in state capitals and then electors make the final choice. Beware of trick plays that undermine both the Constitution and the states.Read More »
The 2020 Democratic presidential field continues to take shape, and what’s been more revealing are the people who have decided not to run, as opposed to those who have.
Mike Bloomberg, the former Mayor of New York City, would have been a formidable candidate with his wealth and moderate positions on economic issues. He’s not running.
Sherrod Brown, a US Senator from c, would have brought a liberal pragmatic voice to the primary campaign. He’s not running either.
Those who are left are either extreme liberals like Beto, Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, or previously moderate Democrats like former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper who now struggled to even admit that he’s a capitalist.
With Medicare-for-all and the Green New Deal dominating the policy discussion amongst the contenders, we shouldn’t be surprised that centrist Americans have been squeezed out of the Democratic Party.
And that’s a trend that works in President Trump’s favor as he seeks re-election in 2020.Read More »
Townhall Review – March 2, 2019
Mike Gallagher opines on the U. S. Senate defeat of the “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” as well as examines the U. S. House of Representative’s Oversight Committee’s hearing with convicted former Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Mark Davis asks Wilfred Reilly, professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University, about his recent book, Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War and about the Jussie Smollett case.
Actor and U.S. Veteran advocate Gary Sinise talks with Dennis Prager about his book, Grateful American.Read More »