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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:18 AM

Here's what's coming in the guise of electoral reform...

republicans plan to introduce bills in Mich., Wis. and Pa. that would change allocation of electoral votes from winner take all to a system that would award 1 electoral vote for each congressional district won and 2 votes for overall winner of state vote.

"Obama won all three states in 2008, handing him 46 electoral votes because of the winner-take-all system. Had electoral votes been awarded by district, Republican nominee Mitt Romney would have cut into that lead. Final election results show that Romney won nine of Michigan's 14 districts, five of eight in Wisconsin, and at least 12 of 18 in Pennsylvania. Allocate the two statewide votes in each state to Obama and that means Romney would have emerged from those three Democratic states with 26 electoral votes, compared with just 19 for Obama (and one district where votes are still being counted)."

http://www.nationaljournal.com/columns/on-the-trail/the-gop-s-electoral-college-scheme-20121217

Although the article doesn't mention it, a bill is pending in Va. to do the same thing.

http://www.roanoke.com/editorials/wb/317924

Typical republican bullshit, if they can't win they will change the rules to game the system! We have already seen the the legislatures in Mich. and Wis. will do whatever their corporate backers demand of them, so I'm pretty sure it's a done deal in those two states

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