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Campus Question – November 20, 2012

November 20, 2012

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Campus Question – November 20, 2012

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Today Rep. Allen West (R) finally conceded to Patrick Murphy (D) in Florida’s 18th U.S. House District after a recount on Sunday increased Murphy’s lead. Meanwhile, UnskewedPolls founder Dean Chambers says President Obama won by “vote fraud” and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) is considering a proposal to split Ohio’s Electoral College votes by U.S. House districts in 2016, which would have given Mitt Romney 12 of Ohio’s 18 EC votes this year. Did you ever think Rep. West would be the sensible Republican in a Campus Question?

  • NCrissieB

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  • NCrissieB

    There’s no constitutional prohibition on states awarding Electoral College votes by U.S. House districts. Nebraska and Maine already use one variation on that system. Had Ohio, Pennsylvania, and a handful of other key states applied that system in 2012, Mitt Romney would be the President-Elect, despite having lost the popular vote, just as Republicans maintained their majority in the U.S. House despite more votes being cast for Democratic House candidates. Winning census-year midterms brings a lot of redistricting clout, and some Republicans now want to apply that clout to the Electoral College rules.

    As for Dean Chambers, his only ‘evidence’ of what he calls “vote fraud” is that President Obama won. Seriously. In districts where President Obama won, he argues, there must have been vote fraud. Because … well … just because….

    • One of the points I’ve hammered on for a while has been that “there are no unimportant elections.” I am still furious at people like Michael Moore and Ed Schultz for advocating “staying home to send a message” in 2010. Apparently, they thought there were no consequences to that. 😥

  • I still don’t think that Allen West is a sensible Republican. If that latter phrase isn’t an oxymoron these days. 😉

    Chambers was a big proponent of there being a “conservative edge,” which was not backed up by real demographics. He did push a number of polling organizations to “skew” their numbers, which backfired on them. Instead of admitting that Nate Silver administered a serious buttwhipping on him, he’s doing the wingnut fallback of saying there must be “fraud.” :roll:

  • Gardener

    🙂 🙂