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  •  Nebraska and Maine split the vote that way now. (2+ / 0-)
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    Chitown Kev, Grabber by the Heel

    In Nebraska, the votes corresponding to the two Senators are winner-takes-all, but the other three are decided district by district. That's how the Nebraska vote split McCain 4/ Obama 1 in 2008. After that happened some of the state GOP leaders wanted to go back to state-wide winner-takes-all. Funny how they don't like it if it works in our favor.

    Nebraska's vote-splitting system initially had bipartisan support.

    'Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.' -John Steinbeck

    by Eddie L on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 07:24:33 AM PST

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    •  not quite (3+ / 0-)
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      Eddie L, PrahaPartizan, latts

      NE and ME would give 2 EVs representing the senators to winner of state-wide popular vote

      proposal in Virginia would give those 2 to the winner of the most Congressional districts.

      In VA, Obama won the popular vote and 4 CDs.  If following the ME and NE example the split would be 6 DEM EVs and 7 Republican, not 4 and 9 which his how you get to counting the Obama voters as 3/5

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 07:45:48 AM PST

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