It looks like some of the birthers are planning to hijack the next election. The following promotional piece was put out by the Article II Super PAC.
A key to developing A2’s political/campaign strategy for the general election is by first looking at the Electoral College rules/codes in all 50 states. Why?
In the general election we are casting our votes for citizens from our respective states to serve in the Electoral College. 538 members are elected in total.
It is this body, 538 electors, who then casts their respective vote either for the individual who won the majority or who still has independence to cast their votes for whomever.
Soros has been pouring money into states, especially blue ones, to change their Electoral College election code to legally tie the hands of those elected to vote for the nominee who won the majority of votes cast.
However, there are plenty of states that have not passed such code.
A2 knows this but we don’t know what all of those specific states are and we don’t know where we can apply pressure or sway the elector.
Wow! Do they realize how ominous “apply pressure” sounds?
The Article II Super PAC is also raising money to fund a $10,000 retainer (they need $4,000 more) for birther law professor Herb Titus to come on board and assist. I wonder if Titus knows their plan to pressure members of the Electoral College break their pledge to the people who elected them.
Apparently the Article II bogey man is the “National Popular Vote interstate compact (NPVIC),” which if ratified by enough states to comprise a majority of the Electoral Vote would require electors in those states to vote for whoever won the popular vote nationwide. Since only 8 states plus DC have joined the compact (comprising 24.5% of the electoral vote) , it doesn’t kick in and will not have any consequence for this election. How George Soros is supposed to be involved escapes me. Here’s an example of a NPVIC Bill from California.)
States currently in the NPVIC are:
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
That list is distinct from the twenty-four states with laws requiring electors to honor their pledges and the Supreme Court has ruled such laws constitutional. A member of the Electoral College who votes against their pledge is called a “faithless elector.” There have been a number of faithless electors in history, particularly when their candidate died between the election and the meeting of the College.
A bill in Nebraska would make it a Class IV felony for an elector to vote for a candidate not certified as eligible by the Secretary of State (something the bill says requires a birth certificate).