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Would You Like to See Changes to the Current Electoral Vote System?

Some Republicans want electoral votes to be allocated by congressional districts.

Republicans in Virginia and some other battleground states were seeking to change their Electoral College processes to counter recent victories by Democrats. There are some doubts, however, that these plans will get too far as some top Republicans are not in support of the idea.

According to the Washington Post and other media outlets, the plan would allocate all but two electoral votes by congressional districts won, and the last two by statewide popular vote. In almost all states, including Georgia, the electoral vote is now apportioned solely by the statewide popular vote.

Under this proposed plan, President Obama would have won just four of Virginia's 13 electoral votes in the past election, rather than all of them.

And according to the Huffington Post, had the 2012 election been apportioned in every state according to these new Republican plans, Mitt Romney would have led Obama by at least 11 electoral votes.

Other states pondering such changes are Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Like Virginia, their electoral votes went to Obama in 2012, although the states are controlled by Republicans at the state level.

If the legislation were to pass in Virginia, it would become the third state to adopt such a system, after Nebraska and Maine.

Is this something you would like to see adopted in more states or, like many feel about the Constitution, is it something that was set up for a reason and should be left alone?

David Brown February 10, 2013 at 12:14 PM
Chris, this is my final comment on this matter. This back and forth betwen you and me has gone on long enough. I did admit to Tammy that my comment was incorrect. I suggest you read Patch's "Our Terms of Use" policy, particularly the "Acceptable Use" section. Crystal Huskey would probably agree with me that your replies to me are in violation of the policy. God bless you and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Chris P February 10, 2013 at 06:04 PM
David, If you felt my comment was inappropriate you certainly had the opportunity to flag it as such. Regarding the "Terms of use" and "Acceptable Use", where does it say that an accurate statement is not acceptable? There was no profanity or name calling used at any time. Perhaps you have too thin of a skin to be commenting on political subjects. End of conversation.
Tammy Osier February 10, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Chris I think that's a great idea. I have been having a pleasant and productive conversation on two other posts and the side conversation people have been completely ignored. That's what I do. I have been simply flagging people. Otherwise, the conversation becomes about individual people drawing attention to themsleves. I think we need to stop reewarding that. I've enjoyed the freedom of actually keeping the conversation as close to topic as possible. It's been nice for a change. I wish moderators would come on more often. That would let people know to mind their p's and q's and keep it to a minimum at least.
Chris P February 10, 2013 at 06:25 PM
Tammy you are a very wise person!!!
Tammy Osier February 10, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Chris, if I had a thin skin, I'd have to burn my computer. lol

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