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  •  A reason this latest scheme would probably be less (4+ / 0-)
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    defluxion10, ardyess, Boppy, Quicklund

    positive for the GOP then it seems is arithmetic. Assuming all of Pa., Ohio, Michigan, Wisc., Virg. and Fla did so, and Democrats won the popular vote in  about half of the six...then democrats have 280+ evs. And NC and Georgia would be THE toss-up states (red in 2012). So the ev count would be closer but give Republicans very little chance of a majority.

    Also, there's the, as discussed above, the probable blowback in statewide offices (senator, gov., ag, etc.) and selected cong. districts. It could well tilt sub. Phila. districts (esp. Bucks County) Democratic.

    "They will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy. The full faith and credit of the United States of America is not a bargaining chip."

    by TofG on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 12:47:05 PM PST

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