My good friend Charlie Copeland over at Resolute Determination has an excellent piece on DeLucagate and Tiganigate that calls to task Delaware Democrats whose corruption can no longer be hidden. As usual, Charlie expertly ties together the corruption surrounding State Senator Tony DeLuca's late release of his adjusted time cards after weeks of refusal to do so and even going so far as to have Attorney General Beau Biden cite a Homeland Security statute to keep his time cards secret, with the illegal campaign donations from NKS Distributors owner Chris Tigani. From Vice President Biden to Lt. Gov. Matt Denn, Gov. Markell and even Senator Tom Carper, Delaware Democrats have been getting these illegal donations for years. The Delaware Democrats have hidden for years behind a veil of secrecy thanks to a complicit media and reports whose curiosity was not just inconsistent but often nonexistent. Now, with reporters such as Chad Livengood and Cris Barrish on the case, who are inquisitive and unafraid of following the truth, their exploits are on display.
Now, the Democrats are pushing their far left agenda by passing marijuana legalization laws and civil union legislation through the state General Assembly and having Jack Markell sign them. Delaware is hemorrhaging jobs and falling further and further into debt. The transportation department has been exposed as corrupt and Markell's failure as Governor is apparent. While some local talk show hosts may disagree, Delaware has not created jobs, there has been no net economic growth, in fact, Delaware has lost jobs month in and month out all while Markell and his cronies in the General Assembly have forced their liberal agenda on us. Now, after all of this failure, our General Assembly wants to make Delaware, the second smallest state in the U.S. beholden to cities who have more population than our entire state.
It's called the National Popular Vote Act and it cedes Delaware's sovereignty to the national popular vote. What does that mean? It means that Presidential candidates will no longer come to Delaware and that our 3 electoral votes, will no longer be awarded based on the votes of the citizens of the State of Delaware. They would instead be awarded to the winner of the national popular vote. This gives our electoral votes to whomever win the votes of America's major cities. The Electoral College was designed by our founders to ensure that small states (like Delaware) would have a say on par with larger states. That is not to say that the votes would be equal but rather that the smaller states would have a say as much as any other state would. Originally, the "Electors" as they are shown in the Constitution, cast votes for candidates who wanted to be President. The top two vote getters would be President and Vice President respectively. This is how John Adams ended up with Thomas Jefferson, a political rival as Vice President. At this time, around 1800, political parties emerged after 12 years without any real "parties". The founders saw inherent problems with political opposites as #1 and #2 in command, especially for instance, when it came to foreign policy (Thomas Jefferson supported the French Revolution while John Adams was very much against it). That is why they wrote and proposed the 12th Amendment which retained the Electors (and the Electoral College) but grouped the President and Vice President as a package deal.
Now, after 223 years of successful elections with just a handful of concerns over the Presidency going to the winner of the Electoral votes who lost the national popular vote, Delaware's Democrat controlled General Assembly is ready to tell you that YOUR vote doesn't matter. They think that Delaware's electoral votes ought to go to the person who gets the most votes nationally, meaning, the person who wins the cities. Are you willing to let your vote be decided by people who live in New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami or Houston? The State House has passed the measure. Your State Democrat State Representatives have decided that your vote doesn't matter. Please, call your State Senator and tell them NOT to cede our votes to big cities.