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TOPIC: Republicans_want_to_change_rules_to_steal_2016_election
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As the Republican National Committee concludes its three-day meeting in Charlotte, N.C., you’ve by now heard all the different ways Republicans are looking to improve their standing in time for the next presidential election. They want to do a better job reaching out to Latinos (see Jeb Bush’s WSJ op-ed), they want to soften their tone when it comes to social issues, and they want to narrow their technological and get-out-the-vote operation gap with Democrats. But here’s another way you might not have heard: Some Republicans are looking to change the Electoral College system in battleground states that Democrats have won in the last two cycles. As the Washington Post reports, Republicans in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia -- all controlled at the state level (in some form or fashion) by the GOP -- have proposed awarding their Electoral College votes by congressional district instead of the winner-take-all approach used by every state except for two (Maine and Nebraska). “No state is moving quicker than Virginia, where state senators are likely to vote on the plan as soon as next week,” the Post says.

The Republicans advocating these changes say they would give smaller communities more of a voice in presidential battleground states. But there’s a bigger story here: The moves would give the GOP a significant advantage due to the fact that redistricting has concentrated the Democratic vote to just a handful of congressional districts in these states. Take Virginia, for example: Obama won the state in 2012 by four percentage points and by about 150,000 votes -- and he took all of the state’s 13 electoral votes. But under the proposed changes, Mitt Romney would have won nine of the state’s electoral votes to Obama’s four. Put another way, if every electoral vote in the country was awarded by congressional district (plus two votes to the statewide winner), Romney would have defeated Obama, 276 to 262 in electoral votes (instead of Obama winning 332 to 206), according to Emory University’s Alan Abramowitz. And if only the states of Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin were changed to this system, Obama would have BARELY won, 271-267, Abramowitz adds.

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People tend to do what they do well.

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Wicked Lying Losers hope that American voters won't notice their vindictive natures.

Most intelligent Americans know the nature of the scavanging raccoon.

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Sweet I would return the electoral college back to it's original function and do away with the popular vote.

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* Looks like the courts just handed Owe-bama a loss on his NLRB end around. Too bad, so sad. Michele really will look long faced after this. *

Check out the WOOT WOOT thread.

The Democrats are seething right now. Some have been strangely absent since the news spread. Some have gotten into a fetal position and have been rocking back and forth. Me? I'm ecstatic.

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Sure thing, blabbernista.

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ZZ maybe you should move up north then get all the libtards in a few states

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Works for you, bubber?

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Shrimp boaters and shrimp votes for Jesus and the Republic-con Party should have a national shrine somewhere in the Deep South of Ignorance.

Toby Keith could sing the national anthem of Deep South ignorance.

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Sounds like it would let the peoples vote be counted better to me and give no advantage to anyone. That way all the libs can still vote for their free stuff and the working class can vote and the vote are split up to who get them. Works for me.

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Not really, cowboy.

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