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GOP Eyes Changes in Electoral College; Dems Are Wary

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, ethics, electoral college, gerrymandring election results, elections, corruption, americans, obama, politics, media, news, government )

- 1947 days ago -
Legislators in states controlled by Republicans are pondering a change in how Electoral College votes are awarded that might make it easier for GOP candidates to win the White House.

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Roseann d (178)
Friday January 18, 2013, 2:58 pm
Wary??? How about an immediate smack down like the GOP would do. Stop with the wishy-washy bullcrap and call it what it is...VOTER FRAUD!

. (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 3:31 pm
Roseann, control yourself. The electoral college should never have existed. This was a purely a political undertaking to control citizen's rights to actually count. If this never existed, Nixon would have won over Kennedy, and Romney would have won over Obama.
It's time for the American people to actually be able to elect a person of their choice. The only voter fraud Roseann is the electorate.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:45 pm
Saw their plan on Rachel's show last night...unbelievable! Thanks Cal.

Carol H (229)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:55 pm
noted with much concern! thanks Cal

pam w (139)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:08 pm
Just SACK that outmoded system and go to direct vote!

John B (185)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:36 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article. The Electoral College needs to be done away with so the President can be elected by popular vote. Read and noted

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:22 am
I can't believe they are not divided proportionally, unless you want to show unity. Th problem is when someone takes unity and makes it a mandate.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:15 am
Not worried.

Diane Lewis (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:34 am
since mr obama won the popular vote, i do not see how you can say romney would have won if there was no electoral college. i'm for electing the president by popular vote, but i sure would want some international monitoring of the voting. republican businessmen make the voting machines, republicans are pros at jerrymandering. i don't know if all votes have yet to be counted in some states.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 9:08 am
Petition to sign at People for the American Way--

Christeen A (368)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 9:09 am
I would like to see the electoral college done away with.

Jaime Alves (52)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 9:10 am

Mike M (40)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 9:34 am
Just tell them no and offer them to move to Russia I know Putin would enjoy there foresight and treachery

Arielle S (313)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 11:14 am
If at first you don't succeed, just keep changing the rules until somehow, by hook or crook, the GOP win the White House....

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:18 pm
How long will we sit and watch them cheat us out of our democracy?

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:24 pm
So.....they were for the Constitution until they were against it.
Look, we need a simple popular vote for the Presidency. BUT, short of that, keep the Electoral College the way it is.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:42 pm
Get rid of the Electoral College dinosaur! Short of that, Dems should follow suit to their favor in Dem controlled states.

Vicky P (476)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:53 pm
Just get rid of the electoral college, allow for a real vote

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:21 pm
Everyone should be weary. The proposed changes would give the Republicans more ways to "win" elections in which the majority of Americans have voted for the other side. It is tantamount to cheating, and we should not allow it to happen.

Kit B (276)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:25 pm

Fortunately, that can not be just gerrymandered into existence.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:52 pm
Everyday i like the Republicans less.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 4:07 pm
The electoral college is one of the obstacles in the way of allowing third parties to become significant and allowed into presidential debates. Many changes are necessary.

Esther Z (94)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:02 pm
"So far, Republicans have only advocated for the change in states that have supported Democrats in recent elections. The view is predictably different in states where the Republican nominee is a cinch to win."

Interesting how the Repugs only want to change the rules in states they lost. Oh, well, since voter suppression didn't work too well for them, it's only reasonable for them to go after the Electoral College. I smell desperation!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:20 am
Make every one count...every state.

Deborah W (6)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:34 am
OF the people, by the people, for the people ... how refreshing.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:29 pm
Well, I have always had a soft spot for the electoral college (without it we would not have had John Quincy Adams), but this Greed Old Pig plan converts me. Time to get rid of it.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:24 pm
I'm w/ Pam W, DIRECT VOTE!!! ABOLISH the Electoral College!!!

Gloria H (88)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:26 pm
We are smart enough to read and write which most folks couldn't do when this was set up. Are they hoping with cuts to education that we will go back to needing someone else to decide who to vote for? There's a conspiracy theory to ponder.

Colleen L (3)
Monday January 21, 2013, 12:23 am
I went to the webiste that Olivia S. posted and signed the petition. Thanks Cal

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday January 21, 2013, 3:08 am

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Monday January 21, 2013, 12:02 pm
Signed the petition that Olivia S. gave the webpage for.

Thanks Olivia.
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