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  •  I think Republicans underestimate (7+ / 0-)

    what people's reaction would be. Most people don't even know this is being bandied about let alone understand what assigning electoral votes by congressional district results would do. Any system that could have a Presidential candidate win the popular vote in a state but then have the state give the majority of its electoral votes to the losing candidate is just crazy. I really do think it would lead to civil unrest. If nothing else, it could dislodge them from their majorities in the states where this was enacted. These candidates could never again campaign on any theme of freedom and liberty when they instituted a system that nullified election results. They'd be viewed as cheating tyrants and with good reason.

    While Republicans championing something so antithetical to democracy seems like par for the course to us (though I think this is a bridge too far even for them), putting this in practice would unmask them once and for all as the real usurpers of our free elections. If this lunacy ever did come to pass, it might bring about the end of the electoral college system once and for all.

    "Compassion is the radicalism of our time." ~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama -7.88, -6.21

    by Siri on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 10:44:53 PM PST

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