Minnesota Democrats are quickly checking off every item on their left-wing wish list. Now, Secretary of State Steve Simon is publicly proposing the passage of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact in Minnesota.
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is a national movement that would hand electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote nationally, rather than the winner of that state. 16 states have already passed this legislation, creating a total of 195 electoral votes. When states with a total of 270 electoral votes pass the legislation, the compact is considered “in effect”.
Minnesota Democrats have introduced the legislation previously but have been blocked by Republicans. With newly minted control of the entire state government, there is little standing in their way. Representative Frieberg has already introduced the language in HF 642 in the House, and already has 9 co-sponsors (one of them being Republican Representative Pat Garofalo)!
In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. If this compact was in place in 2016, Donald Trump would never have been the 45th President - which is likely the motivation by Democrats to see this legislation pass.
The Star Tribune noted this week that there is momentum with the National Popular Vote. We've heard from legislators that the NPV lobbyists are working the rounds at the Capitol.
The Electoral College exists in its current form to allow for a geographically diverse electorate. Those in highly populated states live vastly different lives than those is smaller and more rural states. Everyone deserves a voice, and our current system protects that voice.
This legislation is nothing but a backend way of destroying the electoral college. Soon, it will only matter what the voters in California, New York, and Chicago think. States like Minnesota will be left in the dust.
With Minnesota’s Chief Election’s Officer championing this legislation, it will only be a matter of time before Democrats rush it to Governor Tim Walz’ desk. Make no mistake, this is not about giving a voice to every voter, but about cementing a way for Democrats to perpetually hold control over the nation.