Oppose Adoption of National Popular Vote And Support the Electoral College Resolution

by the Constitution Party National Committee – September 2011 – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Whereas, the Electoral College represents the inspired genius of our Founding Fathers as brought forth in the United States Constitution, and

Whereas, the Electoral College was designed to ensure the efficient and peaceful transfer of power; and

Whereas, the so-called National Popular Vote is a dangerous threat to our Constitutional Republic, allowing as few as eleven states to circumvent the Constitutional requirement of 38 states to amend the Constitution; and

Whereas, the National Popular Vote creates a fake majority by forcing electors to vote against the votes cast by their own constituents; and

Whereas, the elimination of the Electoral College would overnight make irrelevant the votes of Americans in about 25 states because candidates would only be interested in campaigning in large population states making small states meaningless zeros; and

Whereas, there is no threshold of what constitutes a “majority” under National Popular Vote. Therefore a presidential candidate could be elected with as little as 15% of the popular vote; and

Whereas, under the National Popular Vote scheme chaos would ensue in any close election; and

Whereas, under the Electoral College no single faction or region of the country can elect a president ensuring broad representation across America; Therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Constitution Party opposes the National Popular Vote and will work to defeat it in individual state legislatures; Be it further

Resolved that the National Constitution Party will work to preserve the Electoral College.