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Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Silly Season

Why amateurs should avoid tampering with a system devised by folks way smarter than they are:

The Wall Street Journal mentions:
The General Court of Massachusetts "is poised to give final approval this week to a new law intended to bypass the Electoral College system and ensure that the winner of the presidential election is determined by the national popular vote," the Boston Globe reports:
Under the proposed law, all 12 of the state's electoral votes would be awarded to the candidate who receives the most votes nationally.
If only they'd thought of this 40 years ago, Richard Nixon could have won 50 states in 1972.

So, call it the "MASS Voters Should Just Stay Home Law," because they could vote unanimously for, say, a Democrat, but would be forced to cast their ballots for a Republican if the Republican did well outside the Northeast. 

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