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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:13 PM

Ohio’s GOP Secretary of State Already Has A Plan To Rig The 2016 Election For Republicans


Ohio’s GOP Secretary of State Already Has A Plan To Rig The 2016 Election For Republicans

Last year, Pennsylvania’s Republican Gov. Tom Corbett proposed rigging the Electoral College vote in his state through a plan that would have given the majority of the state’s electors to Romney even after President Obama carried the state. Under Corbett’s plan, the winner of each congressional district within Pennsylvania would receive a single electoral vote, and the overall winner of the state would receive an additional two electoral votes. Had this plan been in place last Tuesday, Mitt Romney would likely have won 13 of the state’s 20 electoral votes, despite losing the state overall by more than five points.

Corbett’s election-rigging plan died, largely because Republican members of Congress in Pennsylvania feared that it would cause the Obama campaign to shift resources into their districts and endanger their own chances of being reelected. Now, however, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R)– who spent much of 2012 inventing ways to prevent pro-Obama votes from being cast or counted — wants to revive this election rigging scheme. According to the Ohio political blog Plunderbund,

Husted’s solution to this perceived problem of Democrats and the national media picking on him? He says we should make Ohio less important in the election by dividing up our electoral votes by Congressional district.

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


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Full article here: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/11/09/1169761/ohios-gop-secretary-of-state-already-has-a-plan-to-rig-the-2016-election-for-republicans/



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Tx4obama Nov 2012 OP
DonViejo Nov 2012 #1
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #3
DonViejo Nov 2012 #4
NeverEnuff Nov 2012 #2
Cha Nov 2012 #5
CitizenLeft Nov 2012 #6
Cha Nov 2012 #9
tarheelsunc Nov 2012 #7
Marsala Nov 2012 #8
ailsagirl Nov 2012 #10
cherish44 Nov 2012 #11

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:16 PM

1. Link for the article?.....

Husted has to get re-elected before he can implement any plans. I think that might be kind of tough

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:20 PM

3. Added link to OP, sorry about that :) n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:44 PM

4. No problem! Thanks! :) n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:17 PM

2. Husted

Husted will not survive the election of 2014.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:49 PM

5. Get rid of his ass and kasich's in 2014.. problem solved.

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:44 PM

6. AMEN

I here and now vow to work on that.

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Response to CitizenLeft (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:09 PM

9. Thank you! And, I vow to work on the Mid-Terms..plus helping the Dems

in Congress up to and beyond that point in time.

YES WE! CAN

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:48 PM

7. Get Strickland re-elected as governor, and put Nina Turner up for SOS

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:53 PM

8. Technically, any state legislature can pick ALL the state's electors by any method they want

The Republicans might try that if they got really desperate, but the backlash would destroy them.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:17 PM

10. I thought that this rigging was a thing of the past.

IT DIDN'T WORK

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:21 PM

11. Nah Ohio will kick him out

The Democrats are mad at him because he tried to rig the election and the Republicans are mad because he failed at it.

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