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Dem's amendment would give 29 more electoral votes to popular-vote winner
The Hill ^ | 10/26/12 | Jonathan Easley

Posted on 10/26/2012 1:38:36 PM PDT by Nachum

The head of the House Democratic campaign arm this week proposed a constitutional amendment that would give the winner of the popular vote in the presidential race an additional 29 electoral votes. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) did not offer an explanation in the joint resolution filed in the House for why he was proposing to change the way elections in the U.S. are decided. Under the Constitution, the candidate who wins at least 270 electoral votes wins the presidency, regardless of the popular vote. The prospect of a split between the popular vote and the Electoral College usually provokes cries

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KEYWORDS: amendment; dem; electoral
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Well, this is a new one.
1 posted on 10/26/2012 1:38:40 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Well, this is a new one.
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And just before the election....


2 posted on 10/26/2012 1:39:58 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Nachum

How about let’s not.

NO.


3 posted on 10/26/2012 1:40:44 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Nachum

How’d they come up with 29? If you don’t like the Electoral College just eliminate it and go with the popular vote (I wouldn’t do that myself). What kind of bizarre bs is this?


4 posted on 10/26/2012 1:42:04 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Nachum

Why did this fool even bother?


5 posted on 10/26/2012 1:42:04 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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6 posted on 10/26/2012 1:42:36 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Stupid proposal and not a well written article. The Constitution does not say.... the candidate who wins at least 270 electoral votes wins the presidency, regardless of the popular vote...


7 posted on 10/26/2012 1:44:11 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Nachum
one word..... NO
8 posted on 10/26/2012 1:45:27 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Nachum

1) A constitutional amendment? That takes a lot. Wasn’t the last one the ERA?

2) If Romney wins the popular vote, you can expect them to withdraw this.


9 posted on 10/26/2012 1:45:53 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Nachum

Would not be for this election
It is really stupid
No justification for it
Only happened twice in our history
The guy is moron
Why 29, why not 523

If it were me, I would have states award the EV proportionally


10 posted on 10/26/2012 1:46:41 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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How’d they come up with 29?

Same number of electoral votes as Florida. Coincidence?

11 posted on 10/26/2012 1:47:03 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Nachum

I love the smell of desperation in the morning!


12 posted on 10/26/2012 1:47:54 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Nachum

My counter-offer:

MAKE VOTE FRAUD A CAPITAL OFFENSE!!!;)


13 posted on 10/26/2012 1:48:34 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: DManA
How’d they come up with 29?

Probably because their projections indicate a 296-242 Romney win and they want to hedge their bets.

14 posted on 10/26/2012 1:48:34 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama Lied, Stevens died.)
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To: Nachum

NO!!!


15 posted on 10/26/2012 1:48:38 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Nachum

Nope.


16 posted on 10/26/2012 1:48:48 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Nachum

Why 29? Why not 100? Would they come from the other seven states?


17 posted on 10/26/2012 1:51:30 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: Nachum

No. They are looking for a way to cheat, or they have one planned already. Run, don’t walk, away from this temptation.


18 posted on 10/26/2012 1:51:37 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Nachum
What's the logic behind 29 votes? Would 30 just be silly?

This is just an invitation to "find" boxes of votes after election day from places well known for it like Chicago, Seattle and the Minnesota prison system.

19 posted on 10/26/2012 1:52:01 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: mnehring

Are they going to amend the Constitution to do this?


20 posted on 10/26/2012 1:53:17 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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