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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:23 PM

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Opposes Electoral Vote Change

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) has come out against a plan by a Republican Virginia state senators to divide its electoral votes by cogressional district, a move that would have given Mitt Romney a dominant win in the state in 2012. Per the Atlantic's Molly Ball:

Molly Ball @mollyesque
https://twitter.com/mollyesque/statuses/294906364172582913

VA Gov. McDonnell does not support the electoral college bill. "He believes Virginia’s existing system works just fine as it is," per spox.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/virginia-gov-bob-mcdonnell-opposes-electoral-vote-change

Virginia governor opposes Electoral College change
http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/25/16700938-virginia-governor-opposes-electoral-college-change
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A spokesman for Republican Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says the governor opposes the GOP legislation that would award the state's electoral votes in presidential elections by congressional district -- instead of the current winner-take-all system.

"The governor does not support this legislation. He believes Virginia's existing system works just fine as it is. He does not believe there is any need for a change," said spokesman Tucker Martin.

This opposition by McDonnell essentially kills the chances that the Electoral College change would become law in the state. In addition, another Republican state senator in Virginia today said he also was against the change.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:29 PM

1. He's a target because of those vaginal probes.

And it wouldn't help Republicans in the gubernatorial election.

The media helped here.

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:32 PM

2. Cucinelli is already in a poor position to win this fall.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:32 PM

3. Never mind what reTHUGs say.

Watch what they do.

If they backtrack now in Virginia, they'll just try to sneak it through in different states at different times.

Don't trust them. Ever.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:42 PM

10. What you say

Can never be said enough,or loudly enough.....

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:09 PM

14. How else to deal with proven liars?

What baffles me is how so many keep letting them slide, giving them more chances, and trusting that they might change for the better because they say/do something halfway honest or "nice" once in a while.

Let's keep hammering home the facts of their dishonesty, hypocrisy, and nonstop efforts to subvert the democratic process.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:33 PM

4. Hopefully people have only just begun to flip shit about this.

These are attacks on our fundamental rights.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:35 PM

5. He says he is against the change, but will he sign the bill or won't he

That is the big question.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:35 PM

6. MSNBC - GOP's electoral vote scheme likely illegal in Virginia

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:38 PM

7. I'm betting that is why McDonnell is "against" it.

Transvaginal Bob doesn't want more egg on his face.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:41 PM

9. Thank you for the link.

It sure sounds illegal.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:42 PM

11. Thanks for the link, Tx.. that

answers my question downthread.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:40 PM

8. K&R.. Yay. Doesn't say why he doesn't want to

join the cheaters in his own party.. only that the current system is fine. Interesting.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:45 PM

12. And some Republicans in FLORIDA are against changing too

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:46 PM

13. He opposes this because he would love to be vp

and any reason to name him vp evaporates with that plan.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:13 PM

15. As one who lives in Virginia I could give a flying fuck about what he SAYS.

Hell, when he ran for office he portrayed himself as a moderate. Next step ... trans-vaginal probes and laws requiring clinics which offer abortion services to meet hospital OR standards.

Fuck what McDonnell says, I want to see what he does.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:44 PM

16. that's encouraging

a repug with some type of honor

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