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View Diary: John Nichols unearths yet another Republican-backed Electoral College-rigging push (116 comments)

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  •  I think you've hit the nail on the head ... (7+ / 0-)

    At the individual state level, the value of proportional distribution of electors is a clear negative, since it reduces the net gain a presidential candidate can expect by winning the state.  In fact, as you point out, it turns the current system on its head -- the closer the contest in a particular state, the lower the value of winning that state in terms of net electors gained.  

    This only makes sense as a coordinated national strategy, and its hard for me to imagine individual Republican-led states agreeing to the degree of local sacrifice that such a national strategy would involve.  Individual sacrifice for the sake of the greater good is really not part of the Republican DNA.

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