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Ohio, Virginia eye proposals
for more proportional split
of electoral votes

Washington Times [DC], by David Sherfinski

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/9/2012 10:53:26 AM

Officials in Virginia and Ohio, once reliably red states that have gone for President Obama in the past two elections, have discussed the idea of apportioning their electoral votes by congressional district — a system some say would more accurately reflect the will of the states’ voters but one that others dismiss as an unnecessary political ploy. The talks come as demographic shifts have pushed the GOP’s reliable bastions to more exurban and rural areas, allowing Democrats to win such states by sufficiently running up their margins in a comparatively small number of densely-populated cities and counties.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: snowcloud, 12/9/2012 11:12:09 AM     (No. 9056444)

Dear Leader would never allow it. He´s king, remember?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 12/9/2012 11:12:15 AM     (No. 9056446)

Not a good thing.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/9/2012 11:17:47 AM     (No. 9056457)

It would be a great thing, particlarly since it would deny the fraud in some districts to overwhelm others.

Get this idea into California where the Dems would have had 18 fewer, and candidates would have to campaign in that state.

If your congressional district voted GOP but the state ended up DEM, then you´re votes have been disenfranchised by allocating it to someone else.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 12/9/2012 11:32:15 AM     (No. 9056478)

I like the idea. I wonder how the election would have turned out if all electoral votes were apportioned by congressional district.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Daaaavid, 12/9/2012 12:27:49 PM     (No. 9056541)

I´m in. Congressional district or by county. Now the electoral college is decided by a few cities where the education system is awful.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 12/9/2012 12:40:24 PM     (No. 9056558)

On the surface this seems like a good idea. This would dilute the power of the big cities somewhat which will always vote for Santa Claus. In the rural districts, where people work their land everyday, they would vote against Santa Claus, preferring to keep most of what they earned.


Common sense tells me there is a downside to this but I can´t put my finger on what that might be. So, in the meantime, put me down as being in favor.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 12/9/2012 12:55:00 PM     (No. 9056575)

This, along with going back towards the original population apportionment of representatives would go a long way towards making the politicians more responsive to the people, instead of ´the party´. (And with a lot more than 435 members in the house, it´d be even more gridlocked, which would be a good thing for the country.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: blizzard, 12/9/2012 1:34:21 PM     (No. 9056613)

Anything that offsets the fraud-filled, Libtard controlled major cities is fine by me.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 12/9/2012 4:12:11 PM     (No. 9056748)

Do it!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/9/2012 7:49:05 PM     (No. 9056948)

I believe Maine and Nebraska do this.

By Congressional District is the way to go. That leaves two Electors which can go to the state´s popular vote winner or be chosen another way.

Off topic a little. Avoiding a national popular vote is vital. Leave elections to the states.





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