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  •  Okay, but isn't this an issue.. (1+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell

    The way that PA's electoral votes are decided now is the popular vote within PA. In PA now,  I vote for Obama, my vote goes toward him taking all the electoral votes of the state. With the change, my vote only goes toward the popular vote in my district, not the state.  Actually, I live in the 18th district which went for Romney. So, my vote for Obama would have been meaningless if the new system had been in effect because my district's EV would have gone to Romney. Yes? NO?

    •  no different than if you had lived in AL (2+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell, OHeyeO

      which went for Romney and which awards its EVs by result of statewide popular vote

      should we go to national popular vote?

      we cannot get there by amendment since it would take only 13 small states to block it, and now some relatively small states get a lot of attention because of their battleground states, specifically NH  and NV.

      We could get their by the national popular vote initiative, but that has possible 14th amendment consequences that would have to be sorted out by the Courts.

      Also, if we were doing national popular vote, you would still have the problem of different standards for (a) qualifying to vote) and (b) the mechanics of voting varying from state to state.

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 07:51:55 AM PST

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