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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:19 PM

In regards to the Ohio electoral vote scheme (awarding by Congressional district) I told you so

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/11/26/1234321/ohio-secretary-of-state-husted-backs-off-electoral-college-rigging-scheme/

el on Nov 26, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R)

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R)
After his voter suppression tactics landed in him court several times in the lead-up to the 2012 elections, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) proposed a new scheme to rig the 2012 elections. But following significant criticism for his idea to eliminate Ohio’s status as a swing state, he has backed off the idea.

Two days after the election, Husted said if the state wanted to avoid controversies like the ones he caused, it could change its laws to drop its winner-take-all status in presidential elections. Gov. Tom Corbett (R) and other Republicans in Pennsylvania had unsuccessfully proposed a similar scheme in 2011 to allocate electors based on who wins each gerrymandered Congressional district — and also found with significant opposition. Now, Husted is distancing himself from his own proposal.

In an interview with the Cincinnati Inquirer, Husted claimed his original remarks were “badly taken out of context” and that he does not intend to push such a change:

“My response was that as long as Ohio was a winner-take-all state and maybe the most important swing state in the country, there is no election system that won’t be controversial,” Husted said Wednesday. “I said if the sole goal was to make Ohio elections less controversial, you could fix redistricting so that districts are drawn fairly and more competitive, and then apportion our electoral votes according to congressional districts. That was just a comment, not a proposal.”

Husted added, “I’ve got enough on my plate that needs to be done. … This isn’t one of those things.” Just two small states — Maine and Nebraska — allocate their electors based on Congressional districts.

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I told you this was going nowhere. Many of you called me all kinds of names. But I was absolutely right.

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:26 PM

1. So now they want to gerrymander the POTUS elections as well.

And by doing it by Congressional districts that is exactly what they would be doing.

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:35 PM

2. except he is saying now he won't

and he won't for very good reason. His way would have cost Bush the election in 2000 and not have cost us a single, solitary election in recorded history.

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Response to dsc (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:54 PM

4. Either way it stinks. If we switched nationwide to proportional Electoral elections that would be ok

It's everyone or no one and its proportional Electoral representation.....not Congressional districts.

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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:39 PM

3. His trial baloon ended up being made of lead n/t

 

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