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To: ReaganÜberAlles

The Dems want to do away with the electoral college. Every time the side who loses wants to change the election. Keep it the way it is. We have won many times. We have lost a few. We do not need to change the way the election is done.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 5:55:45 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: napscoordinator

The proposal I outlined is more fair and more true to the republican form of governance. Less “mob mentality” than the present system or election by direct popular vote.


7 posted on 11/21/2012 6:04:41 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: napscoordinator

The proposal I outlined is more fair and more true to the republican form of governance. Less “mob mentality” than the present system or election by direct popular vote.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 6:05:05 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: napscoordinator

I like the idea of awarding them by district. Its up to the individual states but I wouldn’t mind changing it here.

As it is now, most of the states are effectively doing it by popular vote within states making fraud in a few areas more effective. If you do it by district, the fraud prone areas could commit fraud to their heart’s content but they could only win the district and wouldn’t be able to overcome the other districts.


15 posted on 11/21/2012 6:14:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: napscoordinator

“The Dems want to do away with the electoral college. Every time the side who loses wants to change the election. Keep it the way it is. We have won many times. We have lost a few. We do not need to change the way the election is done.”

Yes, we do.

Within 25-30 years Texas is going to “turn blue” due to changing demographics. Right now, today, 70% or more of the babies born in Texas hospitals are to Hispanic women, both legal and illegal (probably MANY to illegals). No, the newcomers can’t vote today. But within a generation and a half, they are going to change Texas’ politics forever.

When that happens, Texas’ 38 electoral votes will “tip” to the democrats under the current “winner-take-all” system. And Republicans will be shut out of the presidential contest for good. It has already happened in California, and it is happening now in New Mexico (where Hispanics are now the largest demographic group).

However, if Texas’ electoral votes were awarded by Congressional district, the demographic changes would be offset. The ‘rats would get some areas, but not all of the electoral votes.

Going to a “proportionally-awarded” system of EV’s would work for us in other states, as well. I believe we’d see pickups in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, perhaps even Iowa, certainly Virginia (which has now tipped to the blue side). It would tighten up the “EV vote race” and actually give Republicans an advantage, again.

You were correct in your assertion that the Electoral College, up ‘till now, has worked to protect the influence of conservatives in presidential elections. But if things keep going the way they’re going now, in not too many more years that system is going to turn against us, and shut conservatism out of presidential politics for all time.


29 posted on 11/21/2012 6:54:15 PM PST by Road Glide
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