Monday, January 14, 2013
Rinse Prewash rears his ugly little head again
You may have forgotten about the poisonous little twerp who chairs the RNC in the aftermath of the Romney debacle. But he hasn't forgotten his mission, to poison as many wells as possible in America's electoral landscape.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus says that conservative lawmakers in blue states like Wisconsin “ought to be looking at” ways to rig the Electoral College system to tilt elections towards Republican candidates in a way that could have allowed presidential candidate Mitt Romney to win.Because nothing says American values like manipulating laws and rules to allow minority domination. Just like the Bolsheviks and that bunch in Germany did.
On Sunday, the Journal Sentinel reported that Priebus had called on states that traditionally vote for Democratic presidential candidates — but are controlled by Republican legislatures — to devise a scheme to split electoral votes instead of awarding them to a single candidate.
“I think it’s something that a lot of states that have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red ought to be looking at,” the RNC chairman explained, noting that such a system would give state lawmakers “more local control.”
The Nation‘s John Nichols pointed out that an aggressive plan awarding electoral votes by districts — which are already heavily gerrymandered by Republicans in states like Wisconsin — would have turned President Barack Obama’s 322-206 Electoral College win into a 280-258 win for Romney.
“If Republicans in 2011 had abused their monopoly control of state government in several key swing states and passed new laws for allocating electoral votes, the exact same votes cast in the exact same way in the 2012 election would have converted Barack Obama’s advantage of nearly five million popular votes and 126 electoral votes into a resounding Electoral College defeat,” FairVote election expert Rob Richie explained last month.
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