Pennsylvania Republicans To Introduce...

Pennsylvania Republicans To Introduce New Election-Rigging Plan

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Bridgework

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Feb 4, 2013
Pennsylvania Republicans To Introduce New Election-Rigging Plan

Source: thinkprogress.org By Ian Millhiser on Feb 4, 2013

Last month, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus called up “states that have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red” to rig future presidential elections by changing the way electoral votes are allocated. Under Priebus’ proposal, blue states such as Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania would stop awarding electoral votes to the winner of the state as a whole, and instead would award them one-by-one to the winner of each congressional district. Meanwhile, red states would continue to award 100 percent of their electors to the Republican. This plan appears to have lost steam, however, as several top Republicans in key states announced they will not support it.

Even as Republicans in key states such as Michigan, Ohio, Florida and Virginia came out against this election-rigging plan, however, Pennsylvania Republicans have been eerily quite. We now know why. According to the New Castle News a local paper in western Pennsylvania, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R) will introduce legislation this month that will effectively give away a large chuck of Pennsylvania’s electoral votes to the Republican presidential candidate, regardless of who wins the state as a whole.

How This Election-Rigging Plan Works

Unlike the plan Priebus backs, the New Republican Plan would not tie electoral votes to congressional districts. Instead, it would award the overwhelming majority of Pennsylvania’s electoral votes proportionally according to the popular vote, with two additional electoral votes going to the winner of the state as a whole. If the New Republican Plan had been in effect in 2012, Mitt Romney would have received 8 of Pennsylvania’ 20 electoral votes, despite losing the state by a substantial margin.

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Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/02/04/1...

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Cheat, cheat, cheat. The end justifies the means, right?
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Feb 4, 2013
Bridgework wrote:
Pennsylvania Republicans To Introduce New Election-Rigging Plan
Source: thinkprogress.org By Ian Millhiser on Feb 4, 2013
Last month, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus called up “states that have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red” to rig future presidential elections by changing the way electoral votes are allocated. Under Priebus’ proposal, blue states such as Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania would stop awarding electoral votes to the winner of the state as a whole, and instead would award them one-by-one to the winner of each congressional district. Meanwhile, red states would continue to award 100 percent of their electors to the Republican. This plan appears to have lost steam, however, as several top Republicans in key states announced they will not support it.
Even as Republicans in key states such as Michigan, Ohio, Florida and Virginia came out against this election-rigging plan, however, Pennsylvania Republicans have been eerily quite. We now know why. According to the New Castle News a local paper in western Pennsylvania, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R) will introduce legislation this month that will effectively give away a large chuck of Pennsylvania’s electoral votes to the Republican presidential candidate, regardless of who wins the state as a whole.
How This Election-Rigging Plan Works
Unlike the plan Priebus backs, the New Republican Plan would not tie electoral votes to congressional districts. Instead, it would award the overwhelming majority of Pennsylvania’s electoral votes proportionally according to the popular vote, with two additional electoral votes going to the winner of the state as a whole. If the New Republican Plan had been in effect in 2012, Mitt Romney would have received 8 of Pennsylvania’ 20 electoral votes, despite losing the state by a substantial margin.

Cheat, cheat, cheat. The end justifies the means, right?
It isn't cheating, each state decides how to allocate their electoral college votes. Nebraska and Maine currently do something similar.

Great site for your source, think progress blog. Yeah, that is a site jam packed with journalistic "integrity".
Amused Slew

Kent, WA

#3 Feb 4, 2013
By your "logic", I'll take the month bet, from the day I said it would take a month....

"The battery rework will take a month or less."

My month started 2/3/13 are you accepting the 50k wager ???

COME ON MOUTH !!! LMAOROTFU~!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Feb 4, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
By your "logic", I'll take the month bet, from the day I said it would take a month....
"The battery rework will take a month or less."
My month started 2/3/13 are you accepting the 50k wager ???
COME ON MOUTH !!! LMAOROTFU~!
You said it would take less than a month to fix, and they have already been working on it for almost 3 weeks. You like to hold other people accountable for their "exact" wording. Max didn't start out at years, he said months. Months could be 2 or more, and I am thinking that timeline will be closer than your "less than a month".
Come on ThunderChild

Columbiana, OH

#5 Feb 4, 2013
GOP wants to change this nation from a republic into a plutocracy.
Don't let the citizens forget it.

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