Barbour rejects election-rigging scheme, but denies ‘conspiracy’

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus may be on board with his party’s radical electoral-vote scheme, but one of his high-profile predecessors is not. Haley Barbour told msnbc’s Andrea Mitchell he “would not be for” such a plan.

It’s worth noting, however, that Barbour, the former Mississippi governor and former RNC chair, added that “it’s wrong to say there’s a big Republican conspiracy to try to change this.”

I don’t think anyone’s accused the party of a conspiracy, necessarily. We’re simply dealing with a situation in which Republicans have identified more than half of the nation’s swing states, where they will try to rig the electoral-vote distribution process, so that the Republican candidate will win, even if American voters choose the Democratic candidate. All of this is happening with the blessing of the elected chair of the national Republican Party.

Who said anything about a “conspiracy”? As best as I can tell, the GOP is trying to disenfranchise millions of Americans right out in the open.

Haley Barbour

Barbour rejects election-rigging scheme, but denies 'conspiracy'

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