There are two initiatives building up steam across the country to try to prevent President Trump from winning reelection. By themselves, they are minor threats that can be overcome. In tandem, they would make it essentially impossible for the President to win.
The first is the National Popular Vote movement. If you haven’t heard much about it, that’s by design. This is a “sneak attack” by the left. While many politicians spew rhetoric about eliminating the Electoral College and having the presidential election come down to popular vote, a lot of conservatives yawn knowing this would require a Constitutional Amendment. That won’t happen any time soon.
But the National Popular Vote movement has found a Constitutional workaround. They have a “compact” in place that they’re spreading to the states in which they pledge to allot all of their electoral votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote regardless of how the state itself votes. If they’re able to get to 270 electoral votes, the compact will be in effect. As of now, it’s passed in jurisdictions that account for 189 Electoral College votes and is near passage in more than enough to break the 270-threshold.
The President can overcome this by spreading out his campaign to all 50 states and focusing on bulk rather than location. So if this compact reaches its threshold and makes the presidential election a popular vote election by default, he will adjust his campaign strategy to reach the masses.
But there’s another movement spreading across the country that is separate but consequential. Many states, including California, are pushing for a tax-return-release requirement to be on the ballot. Again, this would have very little effect on the President’s chances by itself since the states pushing their version of the law are states he almost certainly wouldn’t win anyway. Whether he’s on the ballot or not, he’s not going to win California unless the Democrat is caught days before the election having committed some heinous crime. Even then, California would probably still vote for the Democrat over President Trump.
If these two movements achieve their goals, everything changes. Imagine if the President isn’t on the ballot in some states, including California, and has to win the popular vote in order to win the necessary electoral votes. He would win Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida all he wants, but in this scenario he still wouldn’t come close to victory. Even though he lost California by over 30%, he still received 4,483,810 votes. That’s more than the TOTAL number of votes in 41 other states.
If the National Popular Vote compact is successful and the vote-suppression measures of keeping the President off the ballot succeeds in just about any state, President Trump will not win. Period.
If both of these initiatives gain enough steam, it will be mathematically impossible for the President to win. These measures must be exposed and stopped before the election is stolen on behalf of whatever socialist the Democrats nominate.