Friday, January 25, 2013

Gerry-rigging

By Mustang Bobby 

(Ed. note: See also "Republican Electoral College Plan Would Undermine Democracy" by Alan I. Abramowitz at Sabato's Crystal Ball. -- MJWS)

After their vote earlier this week to re-draw the districts of the state, the Virginia legislature is on the verge of voting to change the way their Electoral College votes to favor Republicans:

Legislation that would apportion Virginia's electoral votes by the winner of each congressional district, instead of the current winner-take-all system, emerged from a Senate subcommittee today without a recommendation.

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Critics of the legislation, this time around mostly Democrats, have labeled the bill and others like it "sore losers bills" considering the victory of President Barack Obama in the commonwealth in 2012.

The new same old GOP mantra: If you can't win honestly, then cheat. 

Rachel Maddow has been all over this story.

(Cross-posted at Bark Bark Woof Woof.)

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