Thursday, August 30, 2007

More on Republican attempt to change winner-take-all rules in California

GOP maneuvers to change take-all system - Martin Frost -

I guess they're tired of Hollywood and Berkeley hogging all the electoral votes, and hence, not getting their fair share of all the votes. California has been traditionally a 'blue state' but only because all the metropolitan areas, like Los Angeles and San Francisco, vote for Democrats. If you look at a map, most of California, geographically speaking, votes Republican. However, a lot of people live in the metropolitan areas.

Anyway, the Electoral College, at least where California is concerned, has been winner-take-all, which is a disadvantageous system for the Republicans. So, they want to change the rules. I guess the moral is, if you can't win the game, change the rules.

More on this.