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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:06 PM

GOP senators will oppose Va electoral change

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Source: Associated Press

Jan 25, 1:05 PM EST

GOP senators will oppose Va electoral change

By BOB LEWIS
AP Political Writer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Republican-backed bill to convert Virginia's winner-take-all method of apportioning presidential electors to one that awards electors one-by-one by congressional districts is likely doomed for the year.

At least two GOP state senators say they oppose the bill. That would leave it short of the majority it needs in a Virginia Senate where Democrats and Republicans hold 20 seats apiece.

Virginia's General Assembly is the first of several Republican-ruled legislatures from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania - states President Barack Obama won last fall - to address such legislation. Democrats denounce it as a Republican election-rigging scheme.

Republican Sen. Jill Vogel said she'd oppose the measure in a Senate committee Tuesday and on the floor should it get that far. GOP Sen. Ralph Smith of Roanoke also will oppose it.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:08 PM

1. thank goodness

I'm really worried about this Republican trickery.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:08 PM

2. Well, whatta know?

 

A couple of sensible repubs. Good for them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:12 PM

3. GOP RIG OR BUY THE ELECTIONS

 

The GOP has tried to buy elections and now they want to rig the election so they can put together a win. I know it would be simpler if the GOP just rigged the voting machines versus intimidate minority voters like they have been doing.

I see the GOP dieing out or being attacked by the far right like a flesh eating disease.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:21 PM

4. I think it would galvanize voter registeration for Democrats like nothing else.

If they passed that law then for the next four years it would be like the 2012 election on steroids.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:21 PM

5. oops.. a duplicate topic

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