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  •  They know (0+ / 0-)

    it'll end up in the Supreme Court and they'll lose.

    Being "pro-life" means believing that every child born has a right to food, education, and access to health care.

    by Jilly W on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 11:44:51 AM PST

    •  Its perfectly constitutional though (0+ / 0-)

      In fact, they can legally decide to ignore the election results and award all the EVs for their own candidate (like South Carolina did until the civil war), but this is too blatant, hence the Electoral college split idea.

      The reason they are not doing this in Florida is fore pragmatic reasons; splitting EVs will not be particularly helpful for R's in FL since it is slightly to the right of the national average (Eg. Gore would have won in 2000 and W's victory margin would have been nearly halved in 04). Doing this in MI, WI or PA would be much more helpful than in VA or FL.

      •  It would end up (0+ / 0-)

        being a civil rights thing, I think.

        Being "pro-life" means believing that every child born has a right to food, education, and access to health care.

        by Jilly W on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 04:47:32 PM PST

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