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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:06 PM

Hustedís latest idea would have handed Ohio to Romney

http://www.plunderbund.com/2012/11/08/husteds-latest-idea-would-have-handed-ohio-to-romney/


Today, at the Impact Ohio conference, Jon Husted said something incredibly newsworthy that we havenít seen reported anywhere.

Defending his performance managing Ohioís election, Husted argued that because of the high stakes involved with being an electoral vote-rich swing state, Ohioís elections chief is always scrutinized and criticized. (Funny, we donít remember that happening in 2008, but thatís beside the point).

This is huge and should raise giant red flags. Under the current winner-take-all system, Obama won all 18 of Ohioís electoral votes. Under Hustedís plan, 12 of those 18 electoral votes would be handed to Mitt Romney, the popular vote loser.

The reason for this is Ohioís incredibly gerrymandered Congressional districts have been drawn to pack Democrats together so they have the majority in only 4 of the stateís 16 congressional districts. In addition to winning those four ó assuming Husted would have us adopt the electoral vote allocation used by Maine and Nebraska, the only states to split their EVs by Congressional district ó Obama would have also gotten the two at-large electoral votes bringing the final tally to 6 for Obama and 12 for Romney.


Ohio needs to get rid of this guy!

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Reply Hustedís latest idea would have handed Ohio to Romney (Original post)
octoberlib Nov 2012 OP
LisaL Nov 2012 #1
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #2
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #3
dsc Nov 2012 #4
Cha Nov 2012 #5
wrath of medusa Nov 2012 #6
flamingdem Nov 2012 #7
femrap Nov 2012 #8
amborin Nov 2012 #9
starroute Nov 2012 #10
GOTV Nov 2012 #11
Dr Claw Nov 2012 #12

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:10 PM

1. Get rid of him, like yesterday. Wow.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:15 PM

2. He's not in jail yet?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:16 PM

3. This ass needs to go to jail.

And election reform needs to happen before the next election to remove partisanship from states like Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and several others.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:19 PM

4. that was floated in PA

and it was GOP congressmen from PA who shot it down. They didn't like the notion of Obama working their districts for votes and they also didn't like the loss of power for the state as a whole.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:14 PM

5. We GOT OHIO and jon husted is pos on the junk pile of history..

All the shit he tried to bully and cheat and Obama WON OHIO. That must chafe is stupid ass.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:18 PM

6. How sweet of the repubs to play fair...

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:49 PM

7. Good grief is this what they're planning next?

It could catch on among repukes

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:58 PM

8. Must be an idea from ALEC. nt.

 

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:33 AM

9. republicans have proposed dividing California's EC Votes, also, in the past; unsuccessfully, happily

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:26 AM

10. Gerrymandering in general has got to go

In the 1960s, the Supreme Court ruled in a series of "one man, one vote" cases that Congressional districts had to be of equal size. But extreme gerrymandering -- aided by computer algorithms -- has now disenfranchised many voters as surely as the system that those cases overturned.

I realize that the courts have previously found that the Constitution does not provide a basis for overturning districts drawn up by state legislatures. But the current situation, where Congressional districts are discriminatory in intent, result in representation that is wildly out of line with actual numbers of votes for each party, and cannot be corrected by either state elections or a Constitutional amendment, since the state legislatures are themselves gerrymandered, seems to demand some form of judicial action.

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Response to starroute (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:55 AM

11. Well, we just had issue 2 in Ohio to combat gerrymandering. It did not pass.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:08 AM

12. He's got to go.

It's become increasingly clear what his agenda has been. And he tried to fool people into thinking he was "non-partisan", LOL.

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