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  •  Except, of course that it would have happened (1+ / 0-)
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    last year, with Obama winning the popular vote but losing the electoral vote.

    The only way it would be fair is if you had every district designed to minimize both compactness and partisan variability (i.e., make every district as "swingy" as possible).

    We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

    by Samer on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 12:13:57 PM PST

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    •  No that is based (0+ / 0-)

      on assigning electoral votes by Congressional District win  and only in the 7 GOP controlled "swing" States and not all States but if each State apportioned by percentage of State winner.  I do not believe that has been reviewed but I think it would be closer to popular vote than going by District.  

      Actually ditching the Electoral Vote (that was established to a great deal to appease slave owning States) would be fairest.

      "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

      by newfie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 12:35:38 PM PST

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