Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:27 PM
peace frog (5,550 posts)
ALECís Fingerprints Are All Over the Electoral College Rigging Efforts in Blue States
One of the benefits of living in a democracy is knowing, with relative certainty, that the people choose a representative to lead the country through the electoral process, and although not every voter is pleased with the results of an election, they can rest easy the leader was chosen by the people and not appointed by special interests. Republicans hate democracy and fair elections, and to ensure future presidents are chosen by conservative fascist committee, they have been on a two-and-a-half year crusade to rig the electoral process to guarantee a Republican will win the White House with fewer votes than their opponent. In the last election, although Democrats garnered 1.4 million more votes than Republicans, redistricting and gerrymandering enabled the GOP to hang on to the House of Representatives. Republicans are notorious for using revolting tactics to win elections, and the current coup díťtat by electoral college rigging is a travesty, but like every dirty trick Republicans use to steal elections, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is behind Electoral College rigging efforts in Republican-controlled states that overwhelmingly voted for President Obama.
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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:04 PM
Laurian (1,461 posts)
1. I was hoping ALEC was on the downhill slide since so
many organizations withdrew from the alliance during the last year. Is it that they still have massive funding from people like the Kochs?
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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:32 PM
oldhippydude (2,514 posts)
2. in a very real sense it think they are...... a large number of corporations pulled out last fall
they did however have a lot of momentum, and that didn't stop on a dime... the good news is that their influence is somewhat diminished, and they are more transparent... my continued hope is that the DOJ will pursue ALEC with Rico (conspiracy to deny voting rights)....
like all the right wing organizations ALEC is in a state of disarray... the pendulum has indeed peaked, and is slowly beginning a leftward sweep..