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  •  No one is saying it isn't constitutional, (5+ / 0-)

    otherwise it would be challenged on those grounds.  It IS constitutional.  But, winner-take-all has been the tradition.  If EVERYONE switched to share-of-vote, that would be OK too.  The problem is when the rules change on-the-fly to fit any particular election to guarantee an outcome.  Then you have a real problem.

    To any wingnut: If you pay my taxes I'll give you a job.

    by ban48 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 03:54:57 AM PST

    •  Except it will drive even more Gerrymandering (5+ / 0-)

      and the states already Gerrymandered to favor Red will stay red and they will push each state one by one to get a windfall Republican majority and or Governor to push through anything that will tend to suppress Democratic voters and hang on until the next census and do it all over again where they can as often and as completely as they can to extend their fake majority for another decade or so and get a stranglehold on the presidency as well...

      It can't last of course since all the "messaging" in the world will not keep people from suffering from the effects of the policies that the Republicans have sold, hoodwinked or imposed on the nation. Eventually there will be enough people still able to vote who have nothing to lose and have woken up to the scammers in office and throw them out. But at what cost in waiting for all that to come to a head someday? Much better to stop the GOP's power grab now and avoid the disastrous decline and extremes that would come to pass otherwise.

      Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

      by IreGyre on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 04:44:06 AM PST

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      •  Well yes that is true. (0+ / 0-)

        Gerrmandering and the current efforts to split blue states are both issues that should be immediately addressed regardless. But abolishing the Electoral College certainly would be a step in both of those directions.

    •  The GOP's new method of stealing elections .... (9+ / 0-)

      is to manipulate the Electoral College by, gerrymandering the states where they have manipulated control (even though the national House vote went against them by some 1.5 million votes). The will selective manipulate the vote of the of the Electoral College to steal the national election for president.  It is nothing more, noting less.

      Their 2012 candidate received some 4.5 million votes less than the winner, and only 47% of the vote, but they would be perfectly content to take the presidency.

      We must understand, the GOP HAS NO SHAME.  They are in a demographic tailspin, and they the have no compunction about stealing elections.

    •  Right. (0+ / 0-)
      It IS constitutional.  But, winner-take-all has been the tradition. If EVERYONE switched to share-of-vote, that would be OK too.  The problem is when the rules change on-the-fly to fit any particular election to guarantee an outcome.  Then you have a real problem.
      Right. But the fact that it is constitutional is part of the problem, is it not?

      And since when has tradition been on the right side of progressive values?

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