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California EC votes go to Romney?
oct 27 2012 | impimp

Posted on 10/27/2012 5:04:15 PM PDT by impimp

http://www.scpr.org/news/2011/08/08/28124/new-law-would-allow-californias-electoral-college-/

California will have to vote for Romney if he gets the national popular vote. Romney might reverse "Gore" things this time. Looking at the Gallup polls it sometimes seems more likely that Romney wins the popular vote.

What a backfire for libs! Why is nobody talking about this?


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: ca2012; popular

1 posted on 10/27/2012 5:04:23 PM PDT by impimp
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To: impimp

Law is not in effect


2 posted on 10/27/2012 5:05:33 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: impimp
I believe that proposal is conditional upon a bunch of other states following suit, and I don't think many if any as yet have done so.
3 posted on 10/27/2012 5:07:07 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: impimp

I have seen maybe TWO Obama bumper stickers, here in my part of upper-income central coastal California. This is a VERY liberal area...


4 posted on 10/27/2012 5:08:09 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: barmag25

Then why do they think the law “will have little effect on the 2012 election”?

I believe it IS in effect and should Romney win the pop and zero the ec and CA flips to Romney because of it Zero will be the first to run screaming to the courts.

(it should be said that as much as I hate zero, I do think this law needs to be challenged as it was not the framers intent for the EC to work this way)


5 posted on 10/27/2012 5:08:18 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: impimp

I know what you are talking about. That law only goes into effect IF states with over 270 electoral votes pass a similar law...

Though it was interesting when I went to get my Romney button the volunteer was saying that it was imperative Romney win the popular vote... But I think she just wanted to avoid another 2000 and since Obama is up here 12-15, the enthusiasm is directed towards congressmen, and defeating the skunk tax prop 30.


6 posted on 10/27/2012 5:09:06 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
"California is the ninth state to sign on, giving the effort 132 of the 270 electoral votes it needs to take effect. The others are Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Washington, Hawaii and the District of Columbia."

Sounds like it is not in effect.

7 posted on 10/27/2012 5:09:41 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: impimp

“California will have to vote for Romney if he gets the national popular vote.”

Only works for Democrats


8 posted on 10/27/2012 5:09:49 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: impimp

Maybe here is why: “California is the ninth state to sign on, giving the effort 132 of the 270 electoral votes it needs to take effect. The others are Vermont, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Washington, Hawaii and the District of Columbia.”

There are not enough states in the compact to make it effective. It’s still winner-take-all in 48 of the 50 states and DC. State winner takes two plus apportionment by who wins each Congressional district in ME and NE.


9 posted on 10/27/2012 5:10:01 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: impimp

The media telling the nation that California might vote Romney doesn’t fit into their narrative of making disgruntled libs and undecideds think all of America loves 0bama?


10 posted on 10/27/2012 5:14:00 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

OK my bad. Law not in effect. Thanks for clarifying FREEPERS! I am getting nervous and was hoping I found another path to victory. But I was wrong.


11 posted on 10/27/2012 5:15:45 PM PDT by impimp
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To: NYRepublican72

All those states are voting for Obama except maybe NJ, and WA which are longshots for Romney


12 posted on 10/27/2012 5:16:11 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

You won’t see the red states agreeing to that garbage. Those states agree with states rights and federalism.


13 posted on 10/27/2012 5:22:56 PM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: impimp

You can bet if Zero wins the EC and Romney wins the popular vote California will see the foolishness of this law and change it back. If this law were in effect in could easily give the presidency to a much reviled republican.


14 posted on 10/27/2012 5:28:07 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: gaijin

In Eagle Rock, Northeast Los Angeles, I have seen one lawn sign,and very scant Obama stickers. This is the city where Obama went to College... Occidental...in 2008 the signs were everywhere.


15 posted on 10/27/2012 5:28:24 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: impimp

This is all about rewarding vote fraud in Cali, Illinois, NY, etc.

Whichever party (hint, starts w/D) is able to commit massive urban vote fraud wins the electoral college votes of any states gullible enough to let their Dem legislature endorse this fraud.


16 posted on 10/27/2012 5:30:07 PM PDT by RugerMini14
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To: impimp

This is a start:

Los Angeles News Group Endorsement: Mitt Romney for president -LA Daily News

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2951243/posts


17 posted on 10/27/2012 5:35:28 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire.)
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To: impimp

interesting discussion. I’m glad you posted this.


18 posted on 10/27/2012 5:36:39 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: CatOwner

But what it a bunch of very red states pass this law for just this election? Even after the votes are cast?


19 posted on 10/27/2012 6:04:21 PM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: cableguymn
The law is in effect in California, but the compact is not in effect because not enough States have passed a similar law. California is not bound by it yet.

-PJ

20 posted on 10/27/2012 6:09:35 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I saw that, thanks for the tip though. I’ve been busy doing some remodeling and went away from the computer before I posted a reply.


21 posted on 10/27/2012 6:11:06 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: hinckley buzzard
I believe that proposal is conditional upon a bunch of other states following suit, and I don't think many if any as yet have done so.

9 states too many. It failed in Michigan but when I read the proposal and it allowed an opt out 6 months before an election. I'm guessing the opt out would come into play when a strong republican was running.

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The 17th amendment elects senators by popular vote and its been a disaster for us here in Michigan where Detroit, Ann Abor, and Flint elect ou senators.
22 posted on 10/27/2012 6:15:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: hinckley buzzard
I believe that proposal is conditional upon a bunch of other states following suit, and I don't think many if any as yet have done so.

AND, of course like so many liberal laws it is blatantly unconstitutional.

Article 1, Section 10:

No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.

But they are shameless and that won't even slow them down if they really want to do something.

23 posted on 10/27/2012 6:35:55 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: cripplecreek

Michigan could depopulate Detroit by simply electing hard-core Republicans who refuse to enable welfare programs. That would make most of the population have to leave. The state could, I believe, opt out of things like Medicaid. It would hurt the poor, but it might save the state.


24 posted on 10/27/2012 6:43:10 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: barmag25
Law is not in effect

The law will take effect, only when the democrat legislature agrees that, it will applicable only when the person with the majority of the votes, is a democrat.
25 posted on 10/27/2012 8:01:34 PM PDT by adorno
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To: gaijin
I have seen maybe TWO Obama bumper stickers, here in my part of upper-income central coastal California. This is a VERY liberal area...

In my part of CA(Northeastern, the only real Northern CA, as opposed to the coastal north)there are no Obama signs at all. In my town there is wall to wall Romney Ryan signs.

26 posted on 10/27/2012 8:08:47 PM PDT by calex59
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To: impimp

Don’t think they’ve changed the state or federal constitution on that one yet


27 posted on 10/27/2012 8:22:40 PM PDT by Figment
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