‘Michigan Governor Backs Off ‘Unfair’ Electoral Rigging Plan: ‘I Don’t Think This Is The Right Time’ and ‘BREAKING: Virginia Senate Committee Overwhelmingly Kills Electoral Vote Rigging Scheme’
There is an old saying that there is no such thing as bad press.
Yes there is.
Public opinion alone is to credit for both these States backing down from rigging the Electoral College votes from their States.
It’s one of the biggest problems Republicans have.
They simply can not grasp the concept that we Americans don’t want one set of rules for some and another set for the rest of us.
And while this does ‘stall’ the Republican vote rigging, I am still a big fan and supporter of doing away with the Electoral College.
‘The prospects of a proposal to rig Michigan’s electoral votes in favor of Republicans took a nosedive on Tuesday as Gov. Rick Snyder (R) came out against the plan this year’.
‘Snyder had previously been considering the plan to shift Michigan’s presidential system from a winner-take-all system to divvying electoral votes by congressional district’.
‘However, in an interview with Bloomberg, Snyder backed off, saying he was “very skeptical” of the idea, noting it would “change the playing field so it’s an unfair advantage.” He finished by saying, “I don’t think this is the appropriate time to look at it.”
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/29/1512391/rick-snyder-electoral-rigging/?mobile=nc
‘ProgressVirginia reported Tuesday afternoon that the Virginia Senate’s Privileges and Elections Committee killed Sen. Charles “Bill” Carrico Sr.’s electoral college-rigging bill, despite an offer by Carrico to amend the bill to award electors in proportion to the state’s popular vote. The vote was 11-4 against the bill, although it will not be official until the close of the committee meeting’.
‘The bill, as written, would have awarded 11 of Virginia’s 13 electoral votes to the winner of each of the state’s 11 heavily gerrymandered Congressional Districts. The remaining two electors would have been awarded to whoever won the majority of Congressional Districts’.
‘Under this scheme, Mitt Romney would have received 9 Virginia electors to Obama’s 4, even though Barack Obama won the state by four points’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/29/1512521/breaking-virginia-senate-committee-overwhelmingly-kills-electoral-vote-rigging-scheme/