Friday, January 25, 2013

New GOP Motto: If you Can't beat them, Steal from them

The GOP are desperate. They know that America is changing and the number are not in their favor. So in order the win the next presidential election... They will cheat.

TPM has the scoop
To review, here’s how it works. The US electoral college system is based on winner take all delegate allocation in all but two states. If you get just one more vote than the other candidate you get all the electoral votes. One way to change the system is go to proportional allocation. That would still give some advantage to the overall winner. But not much. The key to the Republican plan is to do this but only in Democratic leaning swing states — not in any of the states where Republicans win. That means you take away all the advantage Dems win by winning states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and so forth. 
But the Republican plan goes a step further. 
Rather than going by the overall vote in a state, they’d allocate by congressional district. And this is where it gets real good, or bad, depending on your point of view. Democrats are now increasingly concentrated in urban areas and Republicans did an extremely successful round of gerrymandering in 2010, enough to enable them to hold on to a substantial House majority even thoughthey got fewer votes in House races than Democrats. 
In other words, the new plan is to make the electoral college as wired for Republicans as the House currently is. But only in Dem leaning states. In Republican states just keep it winner take all. So Dems get no electoral votes at all.
Another way of looking at this is that the new system makes the votes of whites count for much more than non-whites — which is a helpful thing if you’re overwhelmingly dependent on white votes in a country that is increasingly non-white.
Sad, but I'm glad the media is catching on to this.


JANUARY2017 said...

This reminds me of one of Rush Limbaugh's right-wing nutjob conspiracy theories . Different party , same crazy .

kayman said...

Does anyone hear the sucking sound that occurs everytime the GOP tries something inherited unethical like this?

It's getting to a point they are OBVIOUS about their habeas towards non-whites. They think if they can preserve and elevate the votes of certain white demographics that will be enough to save the day from "those nasty n*ggers, gays, etc." Meanwhile, it's getting to point that you have to look at somebody that acknowledges they are a Republican nowadays with automatic side-eye...

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