It’s not that often that I agree with The Register’s editorial page, but today happens to be one of those special occasions. So what are we agreeing upon today? Apparently, we both don’t trust the GOP electoral vote grab that is the proposed initiative to split California’s electoral college votes by Congressional District.
A proposed change, which could be on next June’s ballot, in the way California’s votes are allocated in the presidential election might have a sheen of fairness, but it is nakedly partisan and profoundly subversive of our constitutional system.Ã‚Â
Who is backing this initiative? Oh, only a Republican lawyer who has worked for Arnold the Governator. (And thank goodness Arnold actually isn’t falling for this crap!) And why are many GOPers here pushing for this initiative? Oh, they know that they’ll need to pull dirty tricks like this one to keep the White House in GOP hands for another four years.
OK, so The Register and I have had our say. Now what do YOU think about this proposed initiative to divvy up California’s Presidential electoral votes by Congressional District? Is this a “fair reform” that will make California competitive in Presidential Elections? Or is this just another GOP dirty trick to keep the White House next year? After all, if these GOPers truly care about “fair reform”, why aren’t they pushing for similar “reform” in GOP-leaning big states like Texas?
Go ahead. Make my day. Fire away!