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   This latest developement is rather chilling, more so than the typical chilling from the far right. For anyone here tonight but who has been out of touch with humanity for a while, some of the swing states with republican governors and legislatures are proposing to devide their electoral college votes 1 per district........ Granting electoral college votes within a state based on the percentage of the popular vote (you get the same percentage of EC votes as you got in the state popular vote) can at least be given a defense, however weak. But they are going for 1 per district. In this past election using this formula, Romney would have received 13 electoral votes and Obama 7 in Pennsylvania, and Obama won the state popular big. Virignia is tinkering with the idea of doing it too. Wisconsin and Michigan likewise. In the Virginia case they would need a simple signature from a governor who supported device into vagina, willing or not.

     These redneck state politicians don't give a shit. They may do it.

     I would hope that the reasonable wing of the republican party will finally speak up. It's still a fairly signifigant segment of the party, they are just silent standing before a possible primary challenge from some tea-party christian terrorist. The ones who actually want the House to not allow any debt ceiling extension unless every demand is met. This kind of thing impresses the hooligan party base, who are the lion's share of primary voting.

     With this type of creepy power grab attempt by an unpopular party nothing is out of the question. We could be heading to the point where WE may have to start buying semi-automatic military style assault weapons. To protect ourselves from them.

     Get me one of those circular ammo drum attachments about the diameter of a basketball.

     Pisk-up-truck with gun rack.

     Union flag bumpster sticker.

     Just in case.

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