[NEWS] Looks like Republicans will Win in 2016

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    Except that the "plan" doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of passing.
     
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    I say they should do it. The outcry for a constitutional amendment to eliminate the EC would become deafening if a candidate despite his opponent having 60% of the popular vote.
     
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    It might. But this is Sore Loser syndrome by the Republicans. I know Republicans will scream "You Democrats bitched about 2000" but Gore only won the popular vote by 500,000 votes. Not a decisive 10 million in 2008 or 5 million in 2012. When 5 million more people in America voted for a candidate and that candidate loses, it doesn't matter how you spin it, Americans will be pissed and not just the people who voted for that losing yet won the popular vote candidate, but the people who didn't vote for him will be pissed because they know it's a scam and the people weren't heard.

    But my guess is Republicans will go through with this and stick to the extreme right of their party and end up losing big in the long run.
     
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    Sore Loser Syndrome? You don't give them enough credit. This has been the game plan all along, back to the mid 90s.
     
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    obvious fix is to just move to where you vote counts for more, telecommute etc
     
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    It would surprise me if this wasn't the quickest way to abolish the EC.
     
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    GOP Version2013: Battling Not Just Democrats but Democracy | The Nation

    The GOP is desperate. They are fighting for their lives. I expect that more underhanded schemes will be launched in the coming months. But each will be short lived, at best. The Poor GOP...
     
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    they have been doing this type of shit for decades
     
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    Its why they trained the idiot republicans to think we are not a democracy
     

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