MD to drop out of Electoral College?

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    What's happening in Maryland? On Tuesday, Maryland became the first state in the union to drop out of college. The electoral college, that is.

    Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed a law that would award the state's electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. As long as others agree to do the same. "Actually, Maryland will drop out only if a lot of other states do, too. Maryland's new law will go into effect only if enough states pass similar laws to total 270 electoral votes -- the number needed to elect a President," O'Malley said.

    Dropping out of the electoral college - CNN
     
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    not gonna happen.
     
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    My state is run by idiots
     
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    It's a movement in a whole lot of states at the moment. Basically, state's invoking their right to chose electorates by a method of their own choosing - in this case, by nationwide popular vote.
     
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    what a dolt..........master of the irrelevant thread!!:boobies::boobies::up:
     
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    ...and it unconstitutional
     
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    I understand the power of the state to choose it's electorates by whatever method...

    To tie it to the winner of the national popular vote gives MD ZERO voice to be heard...

    Idiotic move...
     
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    What's unconstitutional? State's have the right to choose delegates in any manner they see fit.
     
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    The problem with this is that it effectively disenfranchises the Maryland voters form the Presidential election. For example if 100% of the voters in Maryland voted for Obama and Romney won the National vote, then Maryland would vote for Romney, making all the Maryland voters votes worthless.
     
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    It would eliminate the electoral imbalance enjoyed by small-population states. You want your vote to count the most, move to Wyoming. Second choice, D.C.
     
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