Sunday, January 27, 2013

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Cheat 'Em, Cont'd.

After their failed attempts to suppress the Democratic vote in key battleground states in 2012, the Rethugs continue to try to change the rules of the game in their favor. Now, after attempts to change the way electoral votes are counted in Virginia has failed, Wisconsin Gov. Scott "Koch Head" Walker is contemplating a similar scheme. Instead of awarding the state's electoral votes in total to the popular vote winner -- as it's always been done -- Koch Head's thinking about supporting a Rethug scheme to award them on the basis of which candidate won Congressional districts. If this scheme had been in place in 2012 in Wisconsin, Willard "One Percent" Romney would have captured 5 out of 8 Congressional districts, even though he lost the statewide popular vote by over 200,000 votes.

This is a campaign which threatens our system of fair elections. Since the Rethugs' policies have been rejected by the people in two straight Presidential elections, they're seeking to change the rules of the game. It's politicians picking the electorate they want, rather than the electorate picking the politicians.

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