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  • Is Trump the real beneficiary of a "rigged" system?

    04/21/2016 7:12:52 AM PDT · by erk · 24 replies
    Based on the raw vote and delegate counts at Real Clear Politics, consider the following: Raw vote %: Trump - 40% Cruz - 29% Delegate %: Trump - 49% Cruz - 32% Bump created by the "system" (delegate % divided by raw vote%): Trump - 22% Cruz - 10% Votes per delegate (how many votes did it take on average to get one delegate): Trump - 10,322 Cruz - 11,430
  • Team Scott Walker Rams Winner Take All Primary Down NC's Throat

    07/27/2015 7:27:14 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 65 replies ^ | 7/27/2015 | helmconservative
    Supporters of Presidential candidate Scott Walker have gotten their way in the North Carolina General Assembly in their maneuvers to make the NC presidential primary a winner take all affair for the first time in the state’s history, something that does not go down well with many GOP activists in the state. The General Assembly had passed legislation in a previous session to set the primary for February, creating an RNC rule violation that would have led to punitive measures greatly reducing the size of the NC delegation. That set up a drive within the party to move the date...
  • Florida GOP Make Electoral Decision – Few Paying Attention To What It Means….

    05/17/2015 7:03:28 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5-17-2015 | sundance
    Exactly a year ago, May 2014, we shared the predictable factual activities, specific tripwires, which outline a specific path to a very specific destination. Here’s an update: P2106: Florida GOP decided today that the March 15 presidential primary will be "winner take all" for the 99 delegates at stake. — (@Politics1com) May 17, 2015 Any questions? Team Jeb’s path is brutally obvious to those willing to accept it. Intellectual honesty is required in order to accept what each of the tripwires represent. Here it is again, as written previously:
  • GOP Moves to Scrap Winner-Take-All Voting

    01/26/2013 11:45:40 AM PST · by Baynative · 123 replies
    Newser ^ | Jan 25, 2013 | Mark Russell
    Republicans in swing states that went for President Obama are pushing for a big change in how the Electoral College works, reports the Washington Post. The idea is to apportion electoral votes according to congressional district, instead of the winner-take-all system that most states employ. In Virginia, for example, the difference would be dramatic—Obama would have taken only four of the state's 13 electoral votes in 2012.
  • Ohio, Virginia eye proposals for more proportional split of electoral votes

    12/09/2012 4:20:26 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    Officials in Virginia and Ohio, once reliably red states that have gone for President Obama in the past two elections, have discussed the idea of apportioning their electoral votes by congressional district — a system some say would more accurately reflect the will of the states’ voters but one that others dismiss as an unnecessary political ploy. The talks come as demographic shifts have pushed the GOP’s reliable bastions to more exurban and rural areas, allowing Democrats to win such states by sufficiently running up their margins in a comparatively small number of densely-populated cities and counties. To that end,...
  • Texas GOP Chairman Munisteri FOR Winner Take All – Fair & Grassroots Want It - RNC Waiver Likely

    04/10/2012 3:16:30 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 6 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/10/12 | David Bellow
    The State Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas has come out and expressed support for Texas going back to Winner Take All. He also explained why the Texas GOP has a good reason to qualify for a waiver if needed due to our circumstances, and also explained that the National Convention Delegates (Not the RNC) would vote to make the ultimate decision of whether or not Texas should be penalized. See Bottom of this Article for the Video and Transcript of What Texas GOP Chairman Munisteri had to Say about Texas Winner Take All Including this recent support...
  • Texas GOP to call an Emergency SREC Meeting to go back to Winner Take All. Texas has 155 Delegates

    04/05/2012 2:08:19 PM PDT · by TexasConservativeRepublican · 48 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/5/2012 | David Bellow
    Texas Republicans are calling for an Emergency Texas GOP meeting to go to winner take all. Texas is tired of being overlooked and not having a voice in Presidential Races. This might keep Romney from getting 1144 delegates and force a Brokered Convention!
  • An Open Letter To RNC Reince Preibus: Do The Right Thing With The Florida Delegates

    02/03/2012 9:45:14 PM PST · by Billlknowles · 39 replies ^ | 2-4-2012 | Bill Knowles
    Dear Chairman Preibus, I am writing an open letter to you in hopes that you will do the right thing and make the Florida Republican Party abide by the rules of the Republican National Committee. The state of Florida deliberately snubbed its' nose at the party and the rules several months ago when it voted to hold the Florida primary early, which has already cost if 49 delegates out of the original 99 delegates allocated by the RNC. Now they further give the party the middle finger by allocating the remaining delegates as "winner-take-all", instead of the proportional allotment that...
  • Newt Gingrich Is Right (NYT Ed on Fla)

    02/03/2012 11:37:06 AM PST · by VinL · 126 replies
    NYT ^ | 12-3-12 | Rosenthal
    You did not misread the headline; and it’s not just a truism about Mr. Gingrich’s political orientation, I mean he’s correct—that Florida’s winner-take-all primary system isn’t fair. According to Republican National Committee guidelines, all contests held prior to April 1 must allocate delegates proportionally. But Florida, not wishing to change procedures or fall behind other states, decided to flout the RNC rule, which means that Mitt Romney will get all 50 of its delegates. Mr. Gingrich—who came in second—will get none. Under a proportional system, Mr. Romney would receive 23 and Mr. Gingrich 16. Not only that, NPR has calculated...
  • Newt 2012 Statement on Florida Delegate Allocation

    02/02/2012 4:00:03 PM PST · by Southnsoul · 33 replies
    GretaWire ^ | February 2, 2012
    From my FNC colleague Carl Cameron: Newt 2012 Statement on Florida Delegate Allocation Atlanta, GA - Newt 2012 Florida State Chair and former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum released this statement today about the campaign’s plans regarding the Florida GOP delegate allocation: The Gingrich campaign is confirming that the Republican Party of Florida is to abide by RNC Rule 15(b)(2) and instruction from Chairman Reince Priebus in his letter of December 21, 2011. As noted by Chariman Priebus, “winner-take-all” states cannot hold a primary or caucus before April 1, 2012. Clearly the rules require that Florida’s delegates be allocated proportionately....
  • Florida’s Winner Will Lock in 50 Delegates? Not Necessarily

    01/30/2012 10:16:17 PM PST · by ynotjjr · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 28, 2012 6:00am | By Elizabeth Hartfield @LizHartfield
    There are 50 delegates up for grabs in Florida’s contest – the largest number awarded by a single state so far in this season – and it is the first state to award them on a winner-take-all basis. Fifty delegates is a big prize for the GOP candidates. It ensures that the winner of Florida’s primary will have a big lead in the race to 1,144. But there’s a catch: Some of those delegates could be taken away down the road. Florida violated the Republican National Committee’s rules twice this cycle – first, when they moved their contest to January,...
  • President Election Maneuvers (Cal Dems Blast GOP District Formula Alert)

    08/12/2007 12:12:39 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies · 371+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 08/12/2007 | Dan Walters
    aine and Nebraska allocate their electoral votes by congressional district, and that's what the proposed California ballot measure would do. Each candidate would receive one electoral vote for every congressional district he or she captured. The statewide winner would be awarded the two electoral votes representing the state's two Senate seats. The initiative was filed by Republican lawyer Thomas Hiltachk, who hopes to qualify it for the June 2008 ballot if he and his associates -- GOP figures all -- can raise enough money. If they make it and the measure were to be approved by voters, it would be...
  • Stomping on the Constitution, California-Style

    06/03/2006 5:23:58 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 38 replies · 1,503+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 3 June 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The California Assembly just passed a bill widely described in the press as “an end run around the Electoral College.” It now goes to the California Senate, which is likely to agree. There is only one slight problem with this proposal. It is thrice-times unconstitutional. The bill is an “interstate compact,” and has been introduced in the legislatures of most of the largest states, by do-gooders who are clueless about the Constitution and how it works. The theory is that if states possessing “a majority of the votes in the Electoral College” pass similar bills, those states would be committed...