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  •  While these nitwits are at it (8+ / 0-)

    why don't they just propose that the Republican state legislatures simply cancel the election for Presidential electors in their states, and appoint Republican electors instead?

    It seems scandalous, but in fact the Constitution leaves the method of choosing electors up to the state legislatures, and if the legislatures choose to simply appoint electors without bothering to ask anyone to vote about it, they would be entirely within their Constitutional rights.

    The reason they don't, of course, is that it would be outrageous to do so, even to a casual observer.  So instead, they propose to do virtually the same thing, but couch it in different language, so their plan sounds reasonable to the low-information voter.

    "Everybody has won, and all must have prizes." - Lewis Carroll

    by Dave1955 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:20:00 PM PST

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