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  •  It does matter how it's done. (4+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, hayden, GeoffT, Lujane

    If they do it by congressional district, you get really bad EV/Popular vote discrepancies.

    If they do it more like a primary, where votes are distributed proportionally, with perhaps 2 delegates added on to the overall popular vote winner, it isn't as bad.

    However any scheme that breaks up big states into proportional representation while other states remain winner-takes-all is clearly partisan.  The main thing stopping it is that doing so will usually doom the state to being irrelevant, instead of being a coveted "swing state".  So while it may be in the party's interest to break up a state like Penn, it is harder to get individual politicians to actually vote for it, or for the powerful interests in the state to go along with it.

    Nebraska and Maine don't they can do what they want.    Breaking up a big Red or Blue state into proportional is a pretty freaking huge deal.

    Yet another reason NOT to vote the other party into your statehouse when your statewide preferences are Red or Blue.

    •  That's the Whole Point. Ohio's 50-50 In Pop Vote (4+ / 0-)
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      hayden, Farugia, buckstop, Lujane

      but 3:1 Republican in the US House. So Obama would've lost 2/3 of the Ohio EV.

      That's why the Ohio Sec State is talking about making this switch.

      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 Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 03:55:08 PM PST

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    •  Good point (1+ / 0-)
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      The local media stand to lose huge swathes of advertising $$$ if a swing state suddenly becomes less interesting to Presidential candidates.

      Fake candidates nominated by the GOP for the recalls: 6 out of 7. Fake signatures on the recall petitions: 4 out of 1,860,283.

      by GeoffT on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 04:24:10 PM PST

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