Yesterday I pointed out that the Huffington Post had verified my opinion about proposed modifications to the electoral college process, which I'd suggested earlier might be a way for supporters of Second Amendment rights to retaliate against the Democratic Party for its wilful disregard of our rights and its attack on principles we hold dear.
It seems that the progressive standard-bearer, Talking Points Memo, gets it too - in fact, the TPM article may have inspired HuffPo's effort.
A week ago I noted a new Republican push to gerrymander the electoral college to make it almost impossible for Democrats to win the presidency in 2016 and 2020, even if they match or exceed Barack Obama’s vote margin in 2012. Is something like that really possible? Yes, very possible.
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... the Republican plan goes a step further.
Rather than going by the overall vote in a state, they’d allocate by congressional district. And this is where it gets real good, or bad, depending on your point of view. Democrats are now increasingly concentrated in urban areas and Republicans did an extremely successful round of gerrymandering in 2010, enough to enable them to hold on to a substantial House majority even thoughthey got fewer votes in House races than Democrats.
In other words, the new plan is to make the electoral college as wired for Republicans as the House currently is. But only in Dem leaning states. In Republican states just keep it winner take all. So Dems get no electoral votes at all.
There's more at the link.
Come on, NRA - get behind this! If they want to attack us where we live, let's return the favor - with interest! I'm not pro-Republican, and I doubt whether many gun-owners are after the way that party's treated us; but we're surely anti-Democrat right now, since they're so clearly anti-us - so what are you waiting for?