January 25, 2013
Exclusive: The GOP Plan to Take the Electoral-Vote-Rigging Scheme National


Gehrke isn’t saying which states the project might initially target. He says he’d like to see the plan implemented in every state, not just the ones where clever redistricting has given Republicans an edge, and he justifies it in policy, not political terms.
A presidential voting system where the electoral college was apportioned by congressional district might not be perfectly fair, he says, but it would be better than what we have now. It would bring democracy closer to the people, force presidential candidates to address the concerns of a more varied swath of the American populace, and give more clout to rural areas that are too often ignored. 
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

Exclusive: The GOP Plan to Take the Electoral-Vote-Rigging Scheme National

Gehrke isn’t saying which states the project might initially target. He says he’d like to see the plan implemented in every state, not just the ones where clever redistricting has given Republicans an edge, and he justifies it in policy, not political terms.

A presidential voting system where the electoral college was apportioned by congressional district might not be perfectly fair, he says, but it would be better than what we have now. It would bring democracy closer to the people, force presidential candidates to address the concerns of a more varied swath of the American populace, and give more clout to rural areas that are too often ignored. 

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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    I could actually get behind this system if and only if it included one other change: Party-list proportional...
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    HOW ABOUT JUST ABOLISHING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IN ALL ENTIRETY…………………………………………………………………….
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