Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wrecked Compact

Just as last year, I don't understand the point of these compacts about states disregarding their own results and giving their electoral votes for President to the winner of the national popular vote.

On second thought, I do; Dems like O'Malley are still trying to win the 2000 election.

The more-logical thing to do is to simply choose electors proportionately; that is, if half the vote goes for Dems, half the electors are Dems, and vice versa.

But the reason Dems will fight that tooth and nail is that it means they actually would have to work for the votes in states like California and New York, rather than simply sitting back and using them as ATMs.

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