--- On Fri, 10/28/11, Joan Fabiano a href="mailto:grassrootsinMI@gmail.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">grassrootsinMI@gmail.com> wrote:
The Effective Activist
Combating the Implementation of National Popular Vote in MI
Follow the Money
I apologize as I fully intended to write about DRIC/NITC however THIS just came across my desk....
We all most probably have heard of the horror movie series "Friday the 13th" and the villain Jason who after appearing to be dead is resurrected and continues to live on in sequel after sequel And so it is with theNational Popular Vote Compact (NPV)
Both are scary
And Both Have a lot of Money Behind Them
We have done a series on the National Popular Vote Compact, HERE and HERE
In depth explanation on what the NPV is,its origin,who is behind it in Michigan, who voted for it in 2008 in Michigan, "following the money" and GOP National Committee voting on a resolution opposing it.
In a nutshell the National Popular Vote is:
NPV is a political scheme cooked up originally by Liberals who were irate over Gore losing to Bush.
Although it does not replace the Electoral College exactly it circumvents itby a compact that states enter into that decides the Presidential election by the “popular vote” of those states. Only if enough states have joined to ensure that the result will be to hand the presidency to the popular-vote “winner.” It’s clever because it avoids the need for a constitutional amendment, which requires a two-thirds vote in Congress and approval of 38 (3 of 4) state legislatures. Further, legislatures COULD vote their state out of the Compact AFTER the election! The ensuing chaos would make Gore vs Bush look like child’s play.
So even though there has been no bill introduced in the House (Rep. Matt Lori was tapped) The House Committee has scheduled "Presentations and testimony" regarding National Popular Vote" in the Redistricting and Elections Committee.
Why? Because there is big money behind the NPV movement in order to get states to enter into the Compact to achieve a controlling majority of the Electoral College (currently 270 of the total 538 electoral votes.) And that includes Michigan!
Having"Presentations and testimony"now can speed up a vote when a bill is introduced!
It is imperative that this be stopped in Michigan
AT THE CLOSE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION,
a woman asked Benjamin Franklin what type of government
the Constitution was bringing into existence.
Franklin replied, “A (representative) republic, if you can keep it.”
FOR THOSE WHO CAN ATTEND:
Date:11/1/2011 Time:9:00 AM Meeting: Standing Committee Meeting Redistricting and Elections Chair:Representative Pete Lund Location: 521 House Office Building,
124 N. Capitol Lansing, MI
A link to a Goggle map of location of downtown area is HERE