Skip to comments.GOP eyes new election laws
Posted on 01/18/2013 8:14:00 AM PST by Olog-hai
After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make it easier for them to win.
From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, GOP officials who control legislatures in states that supported President Barack Obama are considering changing state laws that give the winner of a states popular vote all of its Electoral College votes, too. Instead, these officials want Electoral College votes to be divided proportionally, a move that could transform the way the country elects its president.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus endorsed the idea this week, and other Republican leaders support it, too, suggesting that the effort may be gaining momentum. There are other signs that Republican state legislators, governors and veteran political strategists are seriously considering making the shift as the GOP looks to rebound from presidential candidate Mitt Romneys Electoral College shellacking and the demographic changes that threaten the partys long-term political prospects.
Democrats are outraged at the potential change.
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I’d settle for eying a viable conservative candidate.
I've heard of burying the lead, but this presstitute seems to be burying the entire concept.
I want my state’s electoral votes given according to number of congressional districts won.
That way if Detroit wants to cheat and produce 10 trillion votes for Obozo, they can and it won’t make a bit of difference. They’ll still pick up only the allotted number of electoral votes for the district.
All I know is that in the People’s Repubic of Maryland O’Mally and the Democrats voted not to proportion the electoral vote and they are certainly Democrats.
Of course with AP we know whose side they are on.
The writing in this article is so bad no one can understand it, but what I believe upsets the Democrats is that they want all electoral votes in Democrat States to go for them, but they want proportion in Mixed states that could go majority Republican.
Of course they want to blame this on Republicans.
They want to blame everything on Republicans.
One day they will wake up and blame Obama on Republicans.
Expect lawsuits from the (in)Justice Dept fighting this, a la state sponsored voter id law.
This would be an absolute long term disaster for us and the last nail in the coffin. This is saying “we can’t win so we rig the game”. If the GOP is SO pathetic that it has to do this, it is dead.
How about some decent Conservative candidates?
Although naturally framed as a GOP ploy by AP, this makes sense and is based upon the idea of the Electoral College itself.
Why should cities like Madison, Chicago, Detroit, New York City and Philadelphia, et. al., have the luxury of carrying a disproportional weight and carrying an entire state to the exclusion of the entire rest of the state?
Talk about an obvious leftist hit piece posing as news.
As for changing the electoral law that is a very bad idea.
This is fine with me. The Dems are importing new voters by the millions and putting them on the dole so why shouldn’t our side do more to help our chances?
The poor dears.
is this the same old same old proportional awarding or is it going to shift balance away from the heavily titled city zombies.
“Although naturally framed as a GOP ploy by AP, this makes sense and is based upon the idea of the Electoral College itself.
Why should cities like Madison, Chicago, Detroit, New York City and Philadelphia, et. al., have the luxury of carrying a disproportional weight and carrying an entire state to the exclusion of the entire rest of the state?”
Thanks to the usurper Federal employees in black robes back in the 1960’s who abolished the States republican form of Government with their senate. Theses urban machines also control the state to the execution of the rights and liberties of everyone else.
Still going to a popular vote will allow theses same handful of corrupt urban machines to dominate Federal politics as well.
You have any idea the extent to which theses corrupt urban machine managed to squelch republican votes and inflate their own?
There is a dam good reason the popular vote is not the way we elect presidents. It is full of fraud!
Shhhhhhh. We can’t let Californians know they could do this...
* How about closed Primaries?
* How about shunning the Lame-Stream-Media and doing your own events using our Talk Show Host as questioners and folks like Byron York, Mark Steyn, Huge Hewitt, Dennis Prager etc etc i.e. folks with a brain asking the questions?
* How about proportional delegate wins with no funny games a-la Michigan, i.e. consistant rules from State to State?
I don’t think the city’s are zombies so much as electorally high-jacked by their local machines. I don’t believe that the urban vote is legitimately counted, nor do I believe it has been in many if not most city’s for most of the last 50 years.
I’d settle for closed primaries. A little peace of mind on that point has become more and more appreciated.
The RNC Rule changes need to be understood, as grassroot conservatives seem to be more and more marginalized at convention.
Definite hat tip to Libertarians who stood up and fought the Establishment surrogates on some of these state and national committees.
This, plus fraud prevention (mainly voter ID), would go a long way towards defanging the Democrat machine. If EC votes were awarded on a district-by-district basis in the state of California, that could be enough to swing many presidential elections. Not all of California is full of moonbats.