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  •  Yep. This case would be Bush v. Gore on steroids (1+ / 0-)
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    A 5-4 Republican majority voting that Republican state legislatures may openly rig the electoral college vote in only Democratic states, in such a way that Democrats have no plausible means for winning presidential elections, even with 55% or more of the popular vote?  A state of affairs that would last for at least the next 2 presidential cycles (2016 and 2020) until redistricting?  And which would ensure that the aging five-member Supreme Court majority could retire and be replaced by Republicans at any point between when the decision is handed down and January 2021?

    That kind of a ruling would be far more damaging than Bush v. Gore.  Roberts is very big on institutional credibility.  I think there would also be a high degree of social unrest from such a decision.  This is the kind of thing tinpot dictators do--not the United States of America.  

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