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  •  Republicans changing how electoral votes are given (5+ / 0-)
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    JaxDem, eeff, exlrrp, rolet, Aunt Pat

    ...or at least trying to.

    From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, GOP officials who control legislatures in states that supported President Barack Obama are considering changing state laws that give the winner of a state's popular vote all of its Electoral College votes, too. Instead, these officials want Electoral College votes to be divided proportionally, a move that could transform the way the country elects its president.
    While some Republican officials warn of a political backlash, GOP lawmakers in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are already lining up behind proposals that would allocate electoral votes by congressional district or something similar.
    I thought you guys should definitely know about this. The Republicans will do anything to win, even by making huge changes in the way the Presiident is elected.

    I'm not gonna diary this because I left Daily Kos after  the last "purge", when kos said we weren't allowed to talk about voter suppression anymore, and haven't been here a lot since. But I hope some brave Kossack does write about this story. This is too important to let it fly under the radar.

    Anyways, have a good day, MOTley crew. I have to catch a bus in 15 minutes.

    Some would say that I'm off my gourd. I would say that I am a gourd.

    by Hubbard Squash on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 03:48:33 AM PST

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