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  •  They're Pushing It First in Dem Leaning States (1+ / 0-)
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    to eliminate Democrats benefiting but not Republicans.

    Don't count on them ever changing it in the Repub leaning states.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 03:02:18 PM PST

    •  Huh? (6+ / 0-)

      Perhaps you don't understand.  They don't need to change anything in deep red states.    Once states whose EVs add up to 270 pass this, then who cares what the other 268 EVs do?

    •  It's all or nothing (0+ / 0-)

      If 270 ev worth haven't signed up, then the law has no effect. If 270 ev worth have signed up, then it is irrelevant whether the other states ever sign up. Their electoral votes will literally never need to be counted.

      There is no straightforward way to game this system, and most of the non-straightforward ways have been anticipated as well. Unless you allow for a Republican legislature trying to pass an ex-post-facto law changing how their electors are chosen after every other state's electors have been chosen (which probably wouldn't be well-received by the courts) or someone subverting the Democrats' electors (which could just as easily happen now) AND all of the non-compliant states went to the other candidate (pretty unlikely)...

      Basically, this is a lot closer to foolproof than our current system of election is.

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