The GOP is looking to proportion electoral votes in a couple of states. In Rachel Maddow’s eye this is conservative evil of the worst kind.
The jest of Ms. Maddow’s Blog post is this:
It’s reassuring to see other major media outlets pick up on the significance of the story.
After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make it easier for them to win.
From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, GOP officials who control legislatures in states that supported President Barack Obama are considering changing state laws that give the winner of a state’s popular vote all of its Electoral College votes, too. Instead, these officials want Electoral College votes to be divided proportionally, a move that could transform the way the country elects its president.
In this case, “transform” is a polite euphemism for “stack the deck in Republicans’ favor.”
First of all Rachel WTF have you and Dems have to worry about? You keep telling us how much your party crushed the Dems in the last Presidential election. Something like proportioning out the electoral votes should not be something to care about. In your mind and the Dems you will kick out our collective testicles out in 2016 no matter how the Electoral College is done. The Democratic Party is just that awesome in the eyes of America right?
Second the states of Maine and Nebraska already have proportional electoral votes already; laws that were originally proposed by Democrats.
Only two states, Nebraska and Maine, do not follow the winner-takes-all rule. In those states, there could be a split of Electoral votes among candidates through the state’s system for proportional allocation of votes. For example, Maine has four Electoral votes and two Congressional districts. It awards one Electoral vote per Congressional district and two by the state-wide, “at-large” vote. It is possible for Candidate A to win the first district and receive one Electoral vote, Candidate B to win the second district and receive one Electoral vote, and Candidate C, who finished a close second in both the first and second districts, to win the two at-large Electoral votes. Although this is a possible scenario, it has not actually happened.
So what is the difference between this and what Maine and Nebraska are already doing?
Try to think about it while you are spreading your anti-conservative propaganda there at MesSNBC…