Republicans have a trick up their sleeve to make sure they will definitely take the 2016 election!
The Huffington Post is reporting that Republicans have a new strategy to hopefully change the rules of presidential elections: swinging the Electoral College votes in the GOP’s favor.
Talk about shady!
On Wednesday, Virginia’s Republican-controlled legislature became one of the first to advance a bill that could allocate electoral votes by congressional district. Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee Chairman, pushed through similar proposals in other states with Republican legislative majorities.
The strategy would have states alter the way they translate individual votes into electors — thereby giving Republican candidates an advantage. Had the 2012 election been apportioned in every state according to these new Republicans plans, Romney would have led Obama by at least 11 electoral votes.
Here is a photograph of the 2012 election where President Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney by 126 electoral votes.
But the legislation in Virginia proposes to allocate the two remaining votes not to the candidate who wins the statewide popular vote, but to the candidate who wins the majority of congressional districts. This would give Republicans an even bigger advantage in that state. This is what 2012’s election would look like if rigged this way:
Yikes! Somebody get Olivia Pope on the case! Do you think it’s too late in the game to start changing voting laws?
SOURCE: Huffington Post