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  •  I've got no insight into that. At some point, (2+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades, The Nose

    somebody will run the numbers and tell us how bad this really might be. The Virginia plan was also going to allocate the two electoral votes representing each state's Senators to the candidate winning the most congressional districts. To me, that's a pretty bald way of preventing the "reallocation" stuff you're suggesting.

    The entire scam is based on gerrymandered congressional districts which mostly favor GOPers since the 2010 census. $2 billion was spent on the presidential election in 2012, and that was avoiding spending anything in most congressional districts. How much more would have to be spent to pay attention to the red state districts as you're suggesting? It's bug-eyeing just to imagine ...

    •  How much more? Quite little (0+ / 0-)

      in many cases. For example, there are two rural upstate NY districts that Obama barely lost. You could buy a huge amount of media coverage there for very little.

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