Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:05 AM
Cali_Democrat (30,439 posts)
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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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:31 AM
reverend_tim (105 posts)
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.