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  •  So we do nothing because it is legal? So I guess (0+ / 0-)

    We have to just accept it right?  Its already happening. Well there we have it... game over , we lost and they have won. Boy do I feel stupid for being involved in politics when we never had a chance. I am so not into having my hair set afire. Enough.

    Fear is the Mind Killer...

    by boophus on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 09:11:01 PM PST

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    •  you miss the point entirely (0+ / 0-)

      splitting by congressional district is as far as we know constitutional, it conforms with the one man one vote principle that applies within a state, provided the two "at large" electors are awarded on the basis of a statewide vote.  Vriginia's proposed awarding to whoever wins the most congressional districts might well not be sustained, but the way Maine and Nebraska have done it would be at least on the basis of one man one vote.

      I have never argued that just because something is constitutional means I think it is right. I am only responding to those who are arguing such distribution of electors is itself unconstitutional.

      "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 Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 04:31:18 AM PST

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