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  •  They're doing crazier stuff than this (31+ / 0-)

    It seems Republicans have found their way around their little demographics problem. They've decided to legislate away their opposition (The Democratic party).

    This kind of crap is going to make our elections no better than they are in some tin pot third world country.

    Where are the Dems on this? Why aren't they screaming about it in the media? Seriously, if the roles were reversed here and it was Democrats who were doing this, Faux News would be having a 24/7 meltdown about it. Hell, Hannity would be opening his shows with videos of nuclear bombs exploding......and they would be right!

    PA GOP Introduces Bill To Rig 2016 Presidential Electoral Votes

    Just like clockwork, it begins:

    On Monday, seven Pennsylvania Republican state representatives introduced a bill to make this vote-rigging scheme a reality in their state. Under their bill, the winner of Pennsylvania as a whole will receive only 2 of the state’s 20 electoral votes, while “[e]ach of the remaining presidential electors shall be elected in the presidential elector’s congressional district.”

    Pennsylvania is a blue state that voted for the Democratic presidential candidate in every single presidential race for the last two decades, so implementing the GOP election-rigging plan in Pennsylvania would make it much harder for a Democrat to be elected to the White House. Moreover, because of gerrymandering, it is overwhelmingly likely that the Republican candidate will win a majority of Pennsylvania’s electoral votes even if the Democrat wins the state by a very comfortable margin. Despite the fact that President Obama won Pennsylvania by more than 5 points last November, Democrats carried only 5 of the state’s 18 congressional seats. Accordingly, Obama would have likely won only 7 of the state’s 20 electoral votes if the GOP vote rigging plan had been in effect last year.

    "I'm so happy 'cause today I found my friends, they're in my head. Light my candles, in a daze 'cause I found god." - Kurt Cobain

    by Jeff Y on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 04:03:54 PM PST

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