Let Me Start: Can You Rig It?

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By Hardball staff
Failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would have won the 2012 election if a new GOP-backed electoral college plan were implemented nationwide
Failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would have won the 2012 election if a new GOP-backed electoral college plan were implemented nationwide
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President Romney? The schemes pushed by Republicans to up-end the electoral college would have changed the outcome of the 2012 election. According to the Huffington Post, which tallied the votes, we would now be looking at President Mitt Romney if the Republicans were allowed to rig the system the way some of them are trying to do now. And that’s despite the fact that President Obama handily won the popular vote. Republicans are always talking about states’ rights. But their new schemes to rig the electoral college takes rights away from the states and hands them over to Congressional districts, which they’ve been able to gerrymander in their favor.

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Let Me Start: Can You Rig It?

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