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View Diary: John Nichols unearths yet another Republican-backed Electoral College-rigging push (116 comments)

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  •  Wonder About the Math (0+ / 0-)

    I couldn't find the maps from last fall but it seems to me that the Democrats actually held a structural advantage in safe states.  The Republicans have Texas (who knows for how much longer) but the Democrats have California and New York.

    If the Democrats hold a 20 or 30 EV advantage in safe states then the Republicans have to come close to running the table on the swing states to get to 270.  If you change the rules so that most of the swing states get split 55/45 then it's hard to see how the Republicans could get to 270.  If you give the Democrats a 30 EV head start and then split down the middle from there that's the end of the story.

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