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  •  If Mi, Oh, Pa and Wi were proportional in 2012 (3+ / 0-)
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    gttim, BKGyptian89, KingofSpades

    Pres Obama would have had 28 EV's less, but still won 304-234.  And the time and money spent in these states would have been focused elsewhere.  

    Basically if you look at the four states -

    Pa has 20 EV's so it would have been a 11-9 split
    Mi has 16 EV's for a 9-7 split
    OH has 18 EV's for a 10-8 split
    Wisc has 10 EV's for a 6-4 split

    Basically unless somebody won any state 60-40 each and every state would relegate themselves to a net value worth of +2 EV's.  So they'd make themselves less valuable than every other State given Idaho, North and South Dakota, Alaska and a few others have 3 EV's up for grabs in WTA formats.  

    Ohio had $50M spent in it - nobody will put a dime in it for 2 EV's.  And candidates will only visit for high money fundraising.

    States jockey to move up in primary seasons to make themselves more important and more of a candidate focus.  Changing the EV allotment will do the exact opposite - going from swingstate hotness, to nothingness.  

    The NRA is the Gun Manufacturer Lobby. Nothing more. Their pontification about the second amendment is nothing more than their ad jingle. They're the domestic version of the Military Industrial Complex.

    by Jacoby Jonze on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 07:14:44 PM PST

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