While we can not do away with the Electoral College, every one of us CAN work towards proportional awarding of electoral votes. The problem with those votes is that in most cases they are winner take all. (I believe Maine and Nebraska are the two exceptions.) So the large population centers steal votes from those of us in more rural areas. Let’s take a look – starting with my home state, PA.
See the cluster of districts around Philly?
Now let’s take a look at the election results.
Note the vast swaths of red?
Note also that ALL of our electoral votes went to teh fraud. In reality, not one vote counted in the red areas of the state. By my eye, PA 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 17, 15 and 19 all should have gone to Romney. There are others there as well. The Politico map is nice as you can hover over the counties and see the vote totals. You will see if you do so, that Romney won handily in almost every county in PA- and his margins were close even in some of the counties around Philly. Hover over Berks, Chester and Bucks counties.
So at least 8 out of 20 votes that were against Obama. What about in OH?
My eye says OH 3, 4, 6, 16, 17 and 18 all against Obama.
I don’t have time to go through all the state maps, but you get the drift. You can go to the links above and zoom out and in and look at any state. Our votes are not being counted. And importantly, the PTB know they only have to cheat in the high population density districts to take the whole prize. They can ignore and mock the bitter clingers and they know the electoral college protects them.
Look. These are OUR VOTES! Bad enough ACORN and the Black Panthers cheat and steal and intimidate in areas like Philly. Worse is that they get our votes too without even working at it.
PA had a movement to change the way our votes are awarded. It died a quiet death- mostly because of arguments that we needed to keep them all as one big prize so the campaigns would campaign and spend money here. Well, gee, that didn’t pan out now did it? I suspect there were other, high pressure movers and shakers behind that death.
The electoral totals this year were 332 to 206. Could we have gotten a different result? I would have to go state by state to check it out. But just a quick check shows we could have shaved a few in even states like CA. YES! Even California has huge swaths of red. Add in a half dozen in FL, a few in VA, MI, WI etc- and we might be looking at a better, different future.
I want my vote to count. More than anything else, I want to know that my vote was not disregarded.
What say you? I am going to start hounding Harrisburg over this. My local and state reps are going to hear it until we get FAIR elections and FAIR awarding of electoral votes.
Let’s make the Constitution work FOR us instead of “agin” us eh?