The democrats are cheating already!!

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    "Legislation signed last year by Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to give California more electoral clout, however. The law is part of a multi-state effort to circumvent the Electoral College system, the United States’s electoral system that confers disproportionate power on sparsely-populated and swing states."

    "The National Popular Vote law would give California’s 55 Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote. *Implementation relies on an “Interstate Compact” where states representing a majority of Electoral College votes, 270, must sign on in order for the agreement to take effect. If the movement succeeds, those states would wield enough power to ensure that the national popular vote winner becomes President.

    Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Jersey, Washington state and Washington D.C have all signed on in addition to California, bringing the movement about halfway to its needed threshold."

    Legislation Puts California on the Electoral Map - Belmont, CA Patch
     
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    What's the public law or bill number? I'd like to read it myself before accepting the authors characterization of it.
     
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    How exactly is this "cheating"?
     
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    Never mind. Here it is and it's exactly what the author of that piece claimed:


    WAIS Document Retrieval

    It is not yet in effect, though, as it does not become effective until enough states to constitute a majority of the electoral votes have passed the same law.

    I don't see how you can characterize it as a power or vote grab by Democrats, though, as it would apply equally to both parties, or any party which can win a majority of the votes nationwide.
     
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    It's the beginning of the end of the electoral college just as the democrats want. If all the states sign on to this we will never see another republican president.
     
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    Oh the horror of the majority in this country electing the president
     
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    How is it that this benefits only one party?
     
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    Well....if the GOP can't garner a majority of the votes nationwide, they don't need to be considered a viable party anyhow...right?

    Are they so out of touch with Joe American that they need "help" winning an election?
     
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    Do none of you people understand what you're promoting here? Pure democracy is 50%+1, or in plain English, mob rule. Is this REALLY what you think we should do? REALLY?

    What you're pushing here is the end of 'representative democracy', where the rights of the minority are PROTECTED from usurpation by the mob.

    Fucking MORONS!!!
     
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    I dont have a problem with this at all! That does not hurt one party more than the other.
     

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