GOP eyes new presidential election laws | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com

21 Jan

GOP eyes new presidential election laws | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com.

Ok…so the Rethuglicans have lost 2 presidential elections in a row.  The 2010 gerrymander gives them control of the US House, even though they did not get a majority of votes…a full slate of voter suppression laws have gone on the books…unions are under attack…women are under attack…and now they are going to “fix” the problem…just rig all the elections from here on out…simple.

If you don’t get the nuance here, let me explain.  Rethugs won in 2010, they get to redraw congressional districts in MI.  They “pack and crack” the districts until no Rethuglican will be threatened with a close race (no Dems either) to protect their majority in the House.  Now they propose that electoral votes be awarded by congressional district (which they have rigged) rather than the popular vote/winner take all formula.

Hey the Electoral College is bullshit, but this scheme is worse.  Under the proposed rules, Romney would have won MI and PA  in 2012.

The answer isn’t this garbage, its the Popular Vote Plan.  States sign on to cast all their Electoral College votes for the popular vote winner (nationwide winner/not state).  It takes effect when enough states sign on that the pact controls 271 electoral college votes.

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