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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:22 PM

Jon Husted Hatches a Plan to Make Sure Democrats Never Win Ohio Again

Jon Husted Hatches a Plan to Make Sure Democrats Never Win Ohio Again

by Dennis S at Politicus USA

http://www.politicususa.com/jon-husted-hatches-plan-democrats-win-ohio.html

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According to the above sources, and I’m quoting here, “The winner of each congressional district is awarded the districts electoral vote.” End quote.

So, what’s the big deal? Well, 48 of our states follow the winner-take-all model. In other words, if you win the state’s popular vote, you win the state’s electoral votes. You’ll recall from an earlier submission, electoral votes are 2 automatic votes representing the number of Senators in Congress from the state (the same for each state) added to the number of House Congressional Representatives. Slicing up Florida’s Electoral votes for instance; 27 House members + 2 Senators = 29 Electoral votes.

Here’s what would have happened if the Husted proposal had been in force. A Romney victory in a given district, would have given that district’s electoral vote to Mitt, so instead of Obama’s winner-take-all victory, the electoral votes would be split. In Florida Romney won 17 electoral votes, but not the popular vote. Even if the majority of the state’s voters didn’t vote for Romney, he’d still be given electoral credit for the districts he did win. Those would be added to the national total. Capisce?

Here’s the real world example of what would have happened in Presidential Election 2012. Obama would be a one-term President. Plunderbund provides a useful analysis. The most critical state, Ohio, actually would break down district-wise to award Romney a 12-6 electoral advantage, the popular vote be damned. Other states Obama won, but would lose under Husted’s plan, would be Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Lump those states together with their split electoral votes and you get a President Mitt-Witt as the vote breaks at exactly the required number of Electoral votes; 270. The proposal would also have had a dramatic pro-Republican impact on House seats.

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applegrove Nov 2012 OP
tblue Nov 2012 #1
LisaL Nov 2012 #2
Lint Head Nov 2012 #3
awoke_in_2003 Nov 2012 #4
LisaL Nov 2012 #6
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #5
LisaL Nov 2012 #7
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #8
dsc Nov 2012 #9

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:25 PM

1. Never assume they are done. They'll never be done.

Demographics or not. The Democratic Party sure better stay on its toes. And that includes you, Mr. POTUS and Mr. Atty General.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:26 PM

2. If at first you don't succeed, try and try again.

Republicans will find a way to win even if they get less votes.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:38 PM

3. Jon Husted needs to go to jail for election fraud using public funds. He is paid by tax payers

who want their votes counted as the majority voting for the electors as it is supposed to be in a republic. This prick is subverting the Constitution.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:00 PM

4. I say get rid of the EC all together. nt

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:00 PM

6. Some states are still counting votes.

We'd have to wait weeks to find out the results.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:00 PM

5. What is the process for making this change? When is Husted's term over?

Does this require a Constitutional amendment?

If we could get Obama elected in Ohio, and get the anti-union law rolled back, why can't we kick this guy out of office -- and the Governor too?

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:02 PM

7. I believe his re-election is in two years.

As to why he was elected-the same thing that led to a lot of republicans elected-low voter turnout during midterm elections.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:18 PM

8. Or less of a spotlight on election fraud ?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:32 PM

9. they won't do it

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021802909

Incidently Obama would almost certainly have gotten 8 EV even under Husted's plan. He would have likely won 6 seats plus the 2 for winning the majority. There was an incumbent on incumbent seat we barely lost and we also barely lost LaTourette's old seat and Obama would have spent major time in those two seats under Husted's plan.

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