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  •  If we win the EC vote, but lose the PV... (2+ / 0-)
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    JGibson, DownstateDemocrat

    it's good for us in the short term, as at least Obama's president still.  However, I'd be worried about the long term.

    Remember how pissed we were in 2000 when the same thing happened with Bush?  I mean, I know there were other circumstances there (Florida, SCOTUS), but let's face it, if it had been a proven EC win by Bush, we still would have been pissed.  

    Now, imagine the other side getting pissed.  They get pissed much easier and more vocally than we do.  I'm thinking they'll do recounts, try to do away with the EC (which in most cases, would give us the advantage, wouldn't it?), I wouldn't even put violence past them.

    Congress would continue to see Obama as an illegitimate president, and they'd have more ammo after a PV loss.  They'd use this excuse to continue to stymie everything the president tries to do.

    No.  We need to win the PV too, or I think things could get bad.  I'm pretty confident in the EC, though.

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