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  •  Anecdotally, GOP disenfranchisement efforts (8+ / 0-)

    in Ohio and Wisconsin led to greater turnout in affected neighborhoods and contributed to the Democratic victory in both states.

    So this initiative also has the potential to backfire, if we mobilize effectively against it.

    When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

    by litho on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:16:48 AM PST

    •  exactly (2+ / 0-)
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      I think this really could be ruinous for the Republicans.  What if this overreach makes 2014 buck the historical trends?  Can you imagine the headlines?

    •  I think that's why they're proposing it (6+ / 0-)

      Their previous step — keeping people from voting — didn't work. So now they're desperately casting around for something else. Ohio, fortunately, has the repeal referendum. And I guarantee if they start pushing this, it will blow up in their face. Our secretary of voter suppress .... I mean STATE ... Jon Husted mentioned this district-based assignment of electoral votes in passing at a post-election conference and it created such a fuss he had to go back and disown it, saying  he was just throwing it out there but not seriously proposing it.

      Bring it on, suckers. We'll defeat every one of your sorry asses for statewide office in 2014.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 08:11:35 AM PST

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      •  I've wondered (0+ / 0-)

        whether a referendum of the people could overturn an act of the state legislature regarding the electoral college.  I think some would argue that the Constitution gives the legislature the right to allocate electoral votes anyway they see fit.  If that is so, the legislature could decide to use a ping pong ball match, best two out of three, and there wouldn't be much anyone could do about it.

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