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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

24-Hour Dorman: Irrelevant state vs. Electoral College

Excerpted from this post at 24-Hour Dorman

No, it's not my 2009 Humanitarian Bowl dream match up. Republicans are
giving Iowa Senate Democrats a lot of guff over proposed legislation
that would allow us to join a compact of states trying to
short-circuit the Electoral College. The bill would seek to hand
Iowa's 7 electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote,
regardless of whether that same candidate wins Iowa's vote. The change
wouldn't kick in until legislatures in a critical mass of states
approve it. Many Democrats like the idea, sensing that it's their
presidential nominees who are most likely to end up like Al Gore,
popular vote winners but Electoral College losers. They voted 8-7 to
send the bill out of the Senate State Government Committee Monday.


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