Editor: We’ve become used to Loudoun Democrats demonstrating disdain for the voters of Loudoun. To Wit; their frantic effort to disenfranchise Loudoun voters from exclusively deciding who heads our law enforcement in our county.
This week, House Democrats in Richmond voted to strip every Virginian of their vote, regardless of who you vote for. Instead, we should bow down and cede our votes to the whims of larger states. House Bill 177 is titled “Presidential electors’ National Popular Vote Compact,” and it works like this:
No matter who, we as individuals, or we as a congressional district and Commonwealth votes for president, it would be irrelevant under this legislation. All 13 Virginia Electoral College votes would automatically be awarded to the winner of the national popular vote. You have no say and no recourse. States with large populations would simply nullify our votes as Virginians. Every Loudoun Democrat in the House voted to cancel out your vote for president. Every single one.
Constitutionality aside, it not only strips us of our personal votes, it strips Virginia of any role in making our own unique choice. Voters in New York, California, Texas, and Florida would decide who Virginians vote for. Sound insane? That’s because it is.
The goal is to negate the Electoral College – the process where every state has a say in a national election. It’s a violent backhand to the face to every Virginian. Democrats are effectively telling us, “you’re too stupid to vote for the correct person we demand, thus we’re giving your choice to better voters in other states.”
D, R, I, or L, every free-thinking Virginian should be incensed. What if a candidate who is soundly defeated in Virginia wins the national vote? Our votes would go to that candidate against the clear choice of Virginians, and we’d have no say in the matter.
What are Loudoun Democrats thinking? They know they’ll fail if they used the process to amend the Constitution and eliminate the Electoral College, so they do the next best thing — sell off our votes to the highest bidder.
Our Democrat delegates make perfectly clear their raw contempt for your vote to be counted. This is disenfranchisement. Over the decades, I’ve come to expect plenty of extreme cons from Virginia Democrats. Selling Virginia voters to other states was never one of them.
Chris Manthos, Leesburg