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  •  unconstitutional as votes would no longer be equal (0+ / 0-)

    The one man, one vote principle would be violated, no? Votes in towns don't count. Should be challenged based on the constitutionality. Also, this will lead to such a political fire storm that the GOP may very well go under.

    Even pushing this will be a big loser for the GOP.
    •  They aren't equal now. (0+ / 0-)

      The EV count is equal to House + Senate seats for that state, which means smaller states get more EVs per population than larger ones do.

      But that's set in the Constitution, so by definition it isn't unconstitutional.

      The GOP could argue that it's actually closer to one person, one vote, since they're allocating EVs the same way the House is, one for each so-many people.

      •  I understand, but I am not alone. (0+ / 0-)

        "This really is an assault on the one-person, one-vote premise of the American experiment. And retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, among others, is advocating for a renewed push on behalf of fair elections."

        "This, argues Stevens, is “outrageously unconstitutional in my judgment. The government cannot gerrymander for the purpose of helping the majority party; the government should be redistricting for the purpose of creating appropriate legislative districts. And the government ought to start with the notion that districts should be compact and contiguous as statutes used to require.”

        http://www.thenation.com/...

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