The Worst Argument for a National Popular Vote

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Posted: Apr 28, 2021 12:01 AM

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Leftwing pundits have long predicted the demise of the Republican Party owing to demographic changes. They are quite sure they know what the weather will be in 50 years, so why not claim the same about politics? Unfortunately, panicky types on the right sometimes take the bait, predicting doom and gloom unless their fellow conservatives adopt some less-than-conservative policy position.

This is the sales pitch made to conservatives for the National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPV), which would have states give away their electoral votes based on the national popular vote result. The NPV campaign is run and funded by the left, but is desperate to find anyone on the right willing to give them a bipartisan veneer.  Their argument is that Texas is sure to go blue and then, unless we shift to a direct election, Republicans will never win another presidential election. This argument is foolish, insulting, and incorrect.

First, demographics is not destiny. People are deeper than their skins and

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