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Mass Legislature approves plan to bypass Electoral College
Boston.Com ^ | 27 July 2010 | Martin Finucane

Posted on 07/27/2010 2:40:29 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi

The Massachusetts Legislature has approved a new law intended to bypass the Electoral College system and ensure that the winner of the presidential election is determined by the national popular vote.

"What we are submitting is the idea that the president should be selected by the majority of people in the United States of America," Senator James B. Eldridge, an Acton Democrat, said before the Senate voted to enact the bill.

Under the new bill, he said, "Every vote will be of the same weight across the country."

But Senate minority leader Richard Tisei said the state was meddling with a system that was "tried and true" since the founding of the country.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: elections; electoral; electoralcollege; ma; mass; voting
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The assault on our constitution continues.....
1 posted on 07/27/2010 2:40:31 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi

“popular vote” = aka “mob rule”


2 posted on 07/27/2010 2:41:27 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

They are setting up the elections to be determined by the 12+ million illegal aliens who would be given amnesty.


3 posted on 07/27/2010 2:41:26 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Palin says, “Thank you very much, Massachussetts!”


4 posted on 07/27/2010 2:41:55 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (How many plagues must Phara0bama bring before he Let's The People Go?)
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5 posted on 07/27/2010 2:41:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Erik Latranyi

What idiots. Getting an early start for 2012. It never ends.


6 posted on 07/27/2010 2:43:45 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

The people of Massachusetts giving up their vote. MORONS!


7 posted on 07/27/2010 2:45:33 PM PDT by avacado
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I don’t get it. All MA can do is affect how their own electors cast their votes; they don’t have anything to do with the rest of the country.

If MA wants to assign their electors according to the popular vote, then fine. How many do they get? Twelve?


8 posted on 07/27/2010 2:46:32 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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A further attempt to change our Republic into a Democracy.

Repeal the 17th ammendment!

9 posted on 07/27/2010 2:46:42 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

This like everything in Assachucettes will be a good idea until it isn’t. Goldfish have a better memory of what politicians are likely to do. They even keep electing J. F. Kerry


10 posted on 07/27/2010 2:47:13 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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If this had been in effect in 1972 then Massachusetts would have been 'deemed' to have voted for Nixon, giving him a 50 state sweep of McGovern who would have only carried Washington, DC.

If this pot of liberal quackium gets accepted, campaigns will be conducted in 10 states at the most and his fellow founders will start calling James Madison "Spinning James" as he winds up past 100k r.p.m.s!

11 posted on 07/27/2010 2:48:07 PM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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This is a BAD move.

Voter FRAUD will determine who wins.


12 posted on 07/27/2010 2:48:50 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Notice how this nonsense only happens in liberal states? So lets analyze this a bit. The only way Massachusetts is ever going to vote for a republican is in a blowout win (ie Reagan ‘84) Otherwise, they’ll be voting democrat. So, the only time this could ever have an impact is if a Republican wins the popular vote in a tight race but is behind in the EC until.... Massachusetts to the rescue!!!

I say, let ‘em pass it! That should work out just as well as the succession play for Kerry’s senate seat (which ultimately ended up with Scott Brown getting Kennedy’s seat)


13 posted on 07/27/2010 2:49:15 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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...

The bill, which passed on a 28-to-9 vote, now heads to Democratic Governor Deval Patrick’s desk. The governor has said in the past that he supports the bill, said his spokeswoman Kim Haberlin.

Under the law, which was enacted by the House last week, all 12 of the state’s electoral votes would be awarded to the candidate who receives the most votes nationally.

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14 posted on 07/27/2010 2:50:04 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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Hopefully the good folks of Massachusetts cop an attitude and leave the Union.
Pleas oh pleas oh please.


15 posted on 07/27/2010 2:50:34 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

mob rule here we come.


16 posted on 07/27/2010 2:50:45 PM PDT by hershey
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To: nmh

Won’t that be funny to watch the next time a republican wins the popular vote...?


17 posted on 07/27/2010 2:51:21 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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Would’ve worked out well for us in 2000 and 2004...


18 posted on 07/27/2010 2:53:13 PM PDT by RockinRight (Outrage does not make the law.)
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Yes, liberals also EXPLOIT voter ignorance in a “sneaky” way. A law or a Constitution doesn't matter to liberals. They do whatever they want and expect the little people and ignorant people to adhere to their self serving demands.

“Tisei also criticized the proponents for not following the normal procedures to seek a constitutional amendment.

“The thing about this that bothers me the most is it's so sneaky. This is the way that liberals do things a lot of times, very sneaky,” he said. “This is sort of an end run around the Constitution.”

19 posted on 07/27/2010 2:53:23 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: SandyInSeattle

They’ll find a reason to nullify it - watch.


20 posted on 07/27/2010 2:54:11 PM PDT by RockinRight (Outrage does not make the law.)
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