Fear Mongering- PA Dem Style

Got an email from the PA Dems yesterday. Subject line of the email was “CHEATING.” Oh NO! The evil Republican Governor and his minions in the State Legislature are once again floating a proposal to more equitably distribute the electoral college votes! To actually reflect the will of the voters of each Congressional District! EEEEEEVVVVVIIIILLLLL! How dare they try to take away Philly’s power over the rest of the state! CHEATING? The Dems accusing anyone of cheating? Pot meet kettle!

See for yourself!

Friend –

They are at it again.
Harrisburg Republicans – led by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi – are once again trying to rig the Electoral College to benefit Republicans by splitting Pennsylvania’s electoral votes.
You might remember that Governor Corbett and Pileggi tried to do it in 2011 and now Pileggi is trying to change the law again.
Pileggi said his proposal would “more accurately reflect the will of the voters in our state.”
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
It is nothing more than a partisan power grab aimed at helping Republican candidates win the Presidency. If Pileggi had his way, Barack Obama would have only won 12 of the 20 electoral votes in Pennsylvania.
The new attempt is part of a national GOP push to change the way electoral votes are awarded in blue states.
(Link to petition removed. Those who want to sign it can go find it on their own lol)
Republicans are spending more time trying to help Republican politicians than the people of Pennsylvania.
We beat the proposal in 2011 and, together, we will again in 2013.
-Jim Burn
See this part?
If Pileggi had his way, Barack Obama would have only won 12 of the 20 electoral votes in Pennsylvania.
Works for me! Why in hell should Philadelphia decide how MY vote is cast? Just plain WRONG.  We would have had a completely different result had ALL states required electoral college votes be cast according to the votes of each Congressional District.
It is much easier to rig votes in big cities, where people are more or less anonymous. Not so out here in bitter clinger land- where everyone knows everyone else.
There are other things in the voting system that need to go away. Same Day registration and voting. (MIT kids can make any ID for cheap money.) Early Voting that lasts all month. We already have absentee ballots. Just how many districts can an ACORN hire “volunteer” vote in per day? Then multiply that by the number of days in the early voting period. Nope. Needs to go. Along with the ridiculous primary system and caucuses. Who the hell decided some dinky little states like Iowa and NH get to tell the rest of us who runs? Regional primaries, rotating.
Lots of things need fixed in our system. I’ll take reforming the electoral college as a great start.
Might make PA relevant once again too! The Dems are too stooooopid to see how much money our state lost out on during the last sham- no campaigning by major candidates is a huge loss of revenue to local businesses. And divvying up the votes would mean they would have to campaign in ALL the districts- not just Philly and Pittsburgh.
Screw you Jim Burns.

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49 Responses to Fear Mongering- PA Dem Style

  1. I didn’t see anything pending in the drafts- feel free to take this down and schedule for later.

    • myiq2xu says:

      I love waking up and finding out I can go back to bed because I don’t have to write a post. It’s almost as good as waking up to the smell of fresh coffee and frying bacon.

  2. votermom says:

    Now I have to go fine Pileggi on twitter.

    • Need more like him!
      Though I doubt the R’s are doing this out of any sense of fairness or caring about voters. It still needs to be done- for a whole host of reasons.
      Philly is light years away from the rest of the state politically, mentally and philosophically. The solution really is for Philly to secede and join NJ- much better match for them.

      • votermom says:

        I don’t care about the GOPs intentions; I care about results. 😉

        I was just thinking last night – I have to train myself to be less emotional about politics & causes. Emotion is how the left manipulates people. Reason & principle should be stronger than emotional reaction.

        • Exactly. I don’t care what possibly nefarious reasons they may have- I want my vote to count!
          You just said it better lol.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I was a Democrat because I was emotional and compassionate. Now the Dems use it for evil (see: attacks on Palin and Romney).

          So many of us without a political party now, for all the same reasons. I really think we could shake things up 😀

  3. votermom says:


  4. I should note- this plan is not the same as last year’s. The last one was better- to award the votes by district, this one goes for proportional. Not the best- but better than the current plan.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    We have EVIL Republicans in Virginia too. Sigh. Imagine our full state in play rather than the gov. dependent populations of the large inner cities ?


  6. votermom says:

    Speaking of Philly, this makes my blood boil

  7. Blessyourheart says:

    Are you for fucking real? Do you you agree with the VA scheme which would have allocated 9 EVs to Romney to Obama’s 4 even though Obama win the state by 4 points? You people are nuts, and you have absolutely no principles. and yet you dare to still talk about 5/31/08? Thank god you morons have all gone over to the dark side. When Hillary does win in 2016 I hope you all choke on your own bile.

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  12. votermom says:

    Amazing photo

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  14. myiq2xu says:

    All of California’s electoral votes go where LA sends them, even though the Central Valley has more people than some states.

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  16. HELENK says:

    WOW what a concept having your vote count!!!!!!!
    living in a state where the people of each county actually have a voice. Where the people outside the ciites who do pay a lot of taxes could have a say in how the taxes are spent.

  17. HELENK says:

    Reid and McConell reach agreement on filabuster. the story is at huffpo and I will not link there

  18. The PTB really have no idea what they have stirred up. In 08 we PUMAs figured out how rigged the system really is. In 2010 the Tea Party was able to motivate millions.
    When we, the people, figure out how to work together to bypass the corrupt asshats we keep sending back to DC?

  19. HELENK says:


    a good way to protest. no violence, no big demonstration just have enough people of the same mind, take their money and walk. very effective

  20. Karma says:

    Selections have consequences.

    Dems around the country are concerned about OFA super pac vacuuming up all the donations, not sharing data, dividing the ground game, etc. Links to several articles.


  21. Mt.Laurel says:

    The heads in the DC suburbs and Baltimore would explode if someone proposed something like this for Maryland. They have been working very hard to eliminate any and all areas that might not vote in step with the Circle D gang with redistricting.

    I grew up in PA and the big cheeses in Philly have been strong arming that state for decades. Philadelphia and Chicago have far more in common with each other than either has with much of their own states population.

    • Erica says:

      This raises a good point. If elections are dominated by urban voters, and those voters have little in common with the people in surrounding rural areas (different needs, priorities, awareness, etc) then the country is really at risk of making decisions without regard to land use, farming, smaller community needs, decentralized business, and resource management. Unfair and unbalanced. But that’s what we get when “the heartland” becomes “the fly over zone.”

  22. NCGuy says:

    So, Obama wins Va, but Romney gets 9 EVs and Obama gets 4. In what alternate universe is this moral? So, you think one vote in the country should count more than one vote in the city?
    What happened to count the votes, one person-one vote?

    • myiq2xu says:

      Almost 5 million people in California voted for Mitt Romney but he got none of California’s 55 electoral votes. In what universe is that fair or moral?

      Obots have less than zero credibility when it comes to discussions about counting the votes.

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