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No, Virginia
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 1/25/2013 5:14:19 PM

Barack Obama carried Virginia´s 13 electoral votes in both 2008 and 2012, and some Republicans in Richmond would like to prevent anyone from doing so again.(Snip) Republicans in Virginia and a handful of other battleground states are pushing for far-reaching changes to the electoral college in an attempt to counter recent success by Democrats. In the vast majority of states, the presidential candidate who wins receives all of that state´s electoral votes. The proposed changes would instead apportion electoral votes by congressional district, a setup far more favorable to Republicans.

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The second headline:

A GOP electoral scheme is a bad idea.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Starlady, 1/25/2013 5:27:57 PM     (No. 9139385)

It isn´t expected to pass, just hard on local radio today.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: snowcloud, 1/25/2013 5:28:15 PM     (No. 9139386)

The EC has been corrupted because now the populated areas are dictating how the entire state goes. It defeats the purpose of the original intent of the EC. Look at the congressional maps. You see a whole lot of red. And yet, we are ruled by Leftist dems. It isn´t right.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: novakid, 1/25/2013 5:30:59 PM     (No. 9139393)

Sounds good to me. All those freebies given to the inner city denizens would not give the expected returns.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wsdiego, 1/25/2013 5:39:34 PM     (No. 9139411)

A more Representational method can´t be all bad!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 1/25/2013 5:42:26 PM     (No. 9139420)

Each state has electors representing the number of Senators and Congressmen allotted to it. I´d support leaving the two electors corresponding to Senators chosen by a statewide vote, while electors corresponding to Congressmen chosen by congressional district. This would better represent the "structure" set up by the Framers. In light of the need to repeal the 17th Amendment, however, I´d go even further: Let the state legislature choose the two electors corresponding to the Senators.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/25/2013 6:01:09 PM     (No. 9139465)

Proportional voting or one person, one vote.
It is infuriating to be disenfranchised election after election, depending in what state you live. I live in NYS and might as well not vote because I am just wasting gas
money. Why should ALL the votes go to the winner, no matter how slight his/her margin.
At the very least, it should be apportioned by percentage. People in NYC do not cover the cost of my car, including the loan,fuel, insurance, registration, tolls, and repairs.
Their subway fares hardly equal my annual car costs. And I do not want them to control who represents me in our Government. Our vote outside the big cities should count. better yet, the State should be split into two parts, North and South. We would do just fine
without NYC and environs.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: John c, 1/25/2013 6:18:33 PM     (No. 9139487)

The red-blue election map show most of the country is overwhelmed by the cities mostly in the east. With agenda 21 in play the cities will acquire additonal leverage. Go for the change!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Becca, 1/25/2013 6:25:57 PM     (No. 9139497)

We´ve had a terrible time in North Carolina with all the libs fleeing the big NE cities. They bring their blue voting habits with them. With the last election we went all red - state house, senate and gov. Thank goodness! Sounds like a good idea to me - worth thinking about

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Reply 9 - Posted by: borderboy, 1/25/2013 7:16:43 PM     (No. 9139581)

I´m fuzzy on this but would it require an amendment to the Constitution? If so, that might me a might hard row to hoe.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/25/2013 7:23:10 PM     (No. 9139595)

If Dems are going to stuff inner city ballot boxes with dead voters, this might be an Idea that times require. Until this election I thought the Electoral College was a safe guard I´m no longer sure.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/25/2013 7:38:09 PM     (No. 9139613)

Not a good idea.
The Electoral College was created to give the less populated states collective power in the election.

Proportional allocation would weaken some states and give more influence to bigger population centers. The left tried that in Colorado in 1994 and failed, thankfully.

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/thepoliticalsystem/a/Why-Keep-The-Electoral-College.htm



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Reply 12 - Posted by: Burger, 1/25/2013 8:15:43 PM     (No. 9139682)

Unbelievable. This country is doomed.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: veritas, 1/25/2013 8:19:35 PM     (No. 9139692)

1. FTA: Barack Obama carried Virginia´s 13 electoral votes in both 2008 and 2012

Hmmm. The Commonwealth needs either a new motto or a new flag, then.

2. The problem isn´t the Electoral College, but the corrupt pols. Like "gun control," write whatever laws make you feel good for the moment, but the perps will do whatever they want despite them. Remember, Congress intentionally wrote a law that made illegal trading 100% legal for themselves -- and who knows what else?

3. Many, many districts violate the legal requirement for "compactness," often done to manufacture so-called majority-minority districts. That is, "NO WHITES NEED APPLY." Blatant gov´t bigotry shot-through with both evil and criminality.

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