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Awarding Electoral Votes by Congressional District (vanity)
11/21/2012 | self

Posted on 11/21/2012 5:49:15 PM PST by Reagan‹berAlles

I propose that we award Electoral Votes by Congressional District with the winner of each state receiving two additional EVs.

As can be seen at the links below this change would negate the Liberals advantage in CA & NY (where more than Obama's ENTIRE pop vote margin came from in 2012) and would have resulted in McCain beating Obama in 2008 and Romney winning in 2012.

http://www.polidata.org/prcd/

http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/index.html

Thoughts?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congressional; district; electoral; vanity
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1 posted on 11/21/2012 5:49:22 PM PST by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

bkmk


2 posted on 11/21/2012 5:53:52 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

bkmk


3 posted on 11/21/2012 5:53:56 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

The Dems want to do away with the electoral college. Every time the side who loses wants to change the election. Keep it the way it is. We have won many times. We have lost a few. We do not need to change the way the election is done.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 5:55:45 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

And another opinion....

http://www.michiganlawreview.org/articles/awarding-presidential-electors-by-congressional-district-wrong-for-california-wrong-for-the-nation


5 posted on 11/21/2012 5:57:34 PM PST by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

I just posted similar thoughts on another topic.

I once gave states allocating proportional electoral votes by congressional district short shrift. Now I think it is the only way to fight big city corruption and 120% voting tallies.

If you look at the red blue map of this country, red lands far exceed the blue coastal areas and major cities. We can never win all of California’s electoral votes, but we can take a chunk under a proportional system.

We have 30 GOP governors. They should be looking at an electoral college proportional voting system to fight against demorat vote stealing.

With a proportional system Philadelphia can vote 200% of their registered voters; they will only win Philadelphia.

I would like Barone to do a study. I’m sure we can take more electoral votes from them in such a system than they can take from us.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 6:03:45 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: napscoordinator

The proposal I outlined is more fair and more true to the republican form of governance. Less “mob mentality” than the present system or election by direct popular vote.


7 posted on 11/21/2012 6:04:41 PM PST by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: napscoordinator

The proposal I outlined is more fair and more true to the republican form of governance. Less “mob mentality” than the present system or election by direct popular vote.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 6:05:05 PM PST by Reagan‹berAlles
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Will never happen.

Elections are fixed in this country. There is no going back.

These ideas of electoral college and fair elections are fallacy.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 6:05:23 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Only if we do away with gerrymandering, which is never going to happen. Gerrymandered districts are one reason that Congressional incumbents are re-elected at such a high rate (and, therefore, that once a party takes control of the House, that party tends to stay in control for at least a few cycles). Likewise, awarding electoral votes by CD may make it more difficult to vote out an incumbent President.

Also, especially given the gerrymandered districts that exist, this method would make it extremely likely that the party in the White House would nearly always also control the House.

Even though this approach would likely benefit the GOP in the short term, in the long term, I think it would be bad for the country.


10 posted on 11/21/2012 6:06:41 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

This is well within the power of any state to enact. Two already do so. It may be the only way to save the Republic.


11 posted on 11/21/2012 6:08:48 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: A'elian' nation

The 17th Amendment should be repealed also.

http://repeal17now.org/


12 posted on 11/21/2012 6:09:20 PM PST by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

Then the Dims would move most of the districts into the cities, in the interest of fairness, and lock things up even tighter.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 6:11:12 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

After reading the Michigan Law Review, it is obvious that the author Sam Hirsch is against it because changing the Electoral College to proportional voting would favor the republicans.

Of course he would be against it.


14 posted on 11/21/2012 6:12:38 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: napscoordinator

I like the idea of awarding them by district. Its up to the individual states but I wouldn’t mind changing it here.

As it is now, most of the states are effectively doing it by popular vote within states making fraud in a few areas more effective. If you do it by district, the fraud prone areas could commit fraud to their heart’s content but they could only win the district and wouldn’t be able to overcome the other districts.


15 posted on 11/21/2012 6:14:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Ingtar

The Dims have to win the governorships and state legislatures to do that. They are not doing so well in that department.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 6:16:03 PM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Ingtar
Then the Dims would move most of the districts into the cities, in the interest of fairness, and lock things up even tighter.

I don't see how they could. The districts are made up of a predetermined number of people. That's why urban districts ae small land areas and rural districts are large.
17 posted on 11/21/2012 6:17:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

The White House has nothing to do with redistricting in the states. Who controls the state legislature controls the gerrymandering.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 6:19:24 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: A'elian' nation

If only and all states with R governors pass this, it will hurt us; it needs to either be be just blue states with red state leadership (feasible) or all states (not feasible).


19 posted on 11/21/2012 6:21:18 PM PST by 92nina
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Any state that wishes to is free to do just that. Maine and Nebraska already do.

This doesn't need to (and constitutionally possibly can't) be done at the federal level.

20 posted on 11/21/2012 6:22:02 PM PST by Bob
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