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Dick Morris: Dems Attempting to 'Fix Presidential Elections'

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 04:06 PM

By Aaron Stern

Democrats are bypassing the Constitution as they try to replace the Electoral College with the popular vote as the means by which Americans elect presidents, says Dick Morris.

Supporters of the initiative says it levels the playing field by giving all voters the same amount of power, as opposed to grossly empowering voters in swing states, who enjoy the most attention of presidential candidates during the height of election season.

Morris says it's a bold-faced attempt to neuter the GOP.

"If this thing passes, Republicans will never again win a presidential race and that's why all the Democrats are lining up behind it," Morris told John Bachman and J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV.

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The legislatures of 10 states and the District of Colombia have passed laws to pledge all of their electoral college representatives to select the winner of the national popular vote, and the measure has already passed one house in 10 other states. It takes 270 Electoral College votes to control the presidential selection. If the 10 states that have adopted the initiative in one house pass it into law, 242 electoral votes would be delegated to the winner of the national popular vote.

Morris, who penned a column on the topic for Newsmax earlier this week, said that Democrats are subverting the Constitutional amendment process with their state-to-state tactics. Constitutional amendments must be ratified in 38 states.

Morris said that if presidents are decided by popular vote, urban areas in traditionally Democratic states would gain new power while the doors to voter fraud would be kicked open.

"First of all, it would [spur] the urban Democratic machines in places like Chicago and D.C. and New York that don't work too hard at getting out the vote because the states are blue anyway, but now if the popular vote matters, they'll work like demons in getting out the vote including committing voter fraud," he said.

"Secondly, right now, if things come down to one state like Florida in the Electoral College, you could look at voter fraud in Florida and probably stop it from ruining the election, but if the fraud could be committed in any precinct in the 50 states and it counts in the popular vote, it's too large a problem ever to be able to either track or to solve."

Morris was adamant that this empowerment of urban areas through the popular vote would unfairly benefit Democrats.

"So there's a reason that of the 20 states that have either adopted this or one House has adopted it, 18 of them are blue states… it's because this is a conspiracy by the Democratic party to fix presidential elections for the indefinite future," he said.

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