This Is How You Steal An Election

Election-rigging isn't just fodder for movies and primetime TV dramas anymore: It's coming to a statenear you. As if you didn't need morereasons to hate the Electoral College…

If this plan is executed, Electoral College votes would be divvied up by the number of congressional districts won by the candidate instead of the current winner-takes-all format that grants the total number of Electoral College votes to the candidate who wins that state's popular vote. After the successful gerrymandering of congressional districts to keep firm control of the House of Representatives in the Republican majority's hands, states with highly "blue," Democratic urban centers that are outnumbered by several rural "red," Republican districts would give the majority of those states' votes over to Republicans.




This sour-grapes tactic of rigging the Electoral College is currently being considered by several Republican-dominated state legislatures. These are the six most likely targets for such heinous Electoral College reform:


While the Electoral College needs to be reformed — if not outright abolished — to better reflect the will of the popular vote, using such strategies of dubious legality is a serious threat to an already money-besieged American democratic process. 

Tired of seeing your vote diluted by big money super PACs and dirty political tricks? Then it's time to let your congressional representative know that we won't stand for this outright theft of the electoral process. It may be flawed, but it's the only one we've got.




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