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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:05 AM

Romney Would Have Won Virginia Under The New Electoral College Plan The GOP Is Trying To Implement


Mitt Romney Would Have Won Virginia Under The Electoral College Plan The GOP Legislature Is Trying To Implement
Jan. 23, 2013, 4:30 PM

Virginia's Republican-controlled Legislature is moving to drastically change the way in which the state's Electoral College votes are allocated.

According to the Associated Press, a State Senate subcommittee voted to recommend a bill from state Sen. Bill Carrico, which would apportion Virginia's Electoral College votes by congressional district.

On top of that, the presidential candidate who wins the majority of the districts would win the two at-large electoral votes not tied to congressional districts.

Slate's Dave Weigel explains how that would have affected the 2012 election: Mitt Romney would have walked away with nine electoral votes from Virginia, while President Barack Obama would have won four. That's despite a 150,000 popular-vote advantage for Obama in the state

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/gop-electoral-college-rigging-disadvantage-map-2013-1

GOP's new motto: If you can't beat 'em, cheat.

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TDale313 Jan 2013 #1
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 #2
msongs Jan 2013 #3
TDale313 Jan 2013 #4
reverend_tim Jan 2013 #5

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:13 AM

1. So disgusting.

Also, not sure "If you can't beat 'em, cheat" is new for them. Just sayin'

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:24 AM

2. Point taken

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:20 AM

3. this violates the principal of one person, one vote nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:26 AM

4. It does, but then so does the Electoral College. n/t

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:31 AM

5. We could threaten Califorinification

Basically California says we will split ourselves into 53 separate states one for each congressional district. Then each state gets two senators so California would then get 159 electoral votes. Texas will not stand for this, and all hell breaks loose. And we comfermise on changing to the popular vote.

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