Mark Levin: Smaller States Are Destroying Power, Vote of Their State by Supporting Nat’l Popular Vote

By Michael Morris | June 12, 2019 | 2:01pm EDT
Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, TV host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin. (Screenshot)

On his nationally syndicated radio talk show “The Mark Levin Show” on Tuesday, host Mark Levin warned that smaller states are destroying the power, the vote in their state by supporting the national popular vote.

“And then you have these idiots in these smaller states that go along with it,” stated Mark Levin. “They don’t even realize that they’re giving up their own autonomy. It’s incredible. They’re destroying the power of their state, the vote in their state.”

Mark Levin’s comments came after Oregon’s House passed the national popular vote initiative on June, 5, 2019, according to “[T]he National Popular Vote Bill [in Oregon] (status of SB 870) by a 37-22 vote.  The bill now goes to Governor Kate Brown, who sponsored the bill when she was in the legislature, testified in favor of it while she was Secretary of State, and has recently publicly stated that she would sign the bill.” New Mexico’s legislature also passed, and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed, a national popular vote bill “(status of HB 55), making New Mexico the 15th jurisdiction to have enacted the bill into law,” on April 3, 2019. Even “the Nevada Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill 12-8, and sent the bill to the office of Governor Steve Sisolak (status of AB186),” but “[o]n May 30, 2019, Governor Steve Sisolak vetoed the National Popular Vote bill (status of AB186).” The National Popular Vote website explains that now “[national popular vote legislation] has been enacted into law in 15 jurisdictions with 189 electoral votes.”

Below is a transcript of Mark Levin’s remarks from his show on Tuesday:

“By the way, a couple more stupid states are going for the national popular vote initiative. The national popular vote initiative, wow, it sounds so democratic. The point is to try and unconstitutionally get around the Electoral College.

“So, as California goes, so goes the rest of the nation. Is that what the Framers intended?

“And then you have these idiots in these smaller states that go along with it. They don’t even realize that they’re giving up their own autonomy. It’s incredible. They’re destroying the power of their state, the vote in their state.

“And as I’ve said before – and of course, the backbenchers repeat it – well then get rid of the U.S. Senate. Why do we have two senators from low population states? That’s hardly quote, unquote democratic.

“But just always keep something in mind, folks. The Democrats believe the ends justify the means, so they support the popular vote, except when they disagree with it. Then they support a judicial oligarch[y], except when they disagree with it. They always support the permanent bureaucracy because they created it. It’s in their back pocket. And that massive army, that permanent bureaucracy has nothing to do with democracy and direct vote. That’s the point. It’s permanent. Unelected judges have nothing to do with the popular vote.

“This is a very serious matter. We’re not a democracy. We’re a republic. We’re a republic.”

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