The Ed Show | January 30, 2013
>>> sho show". here on this program, we have been focused on the latest republican effort to rig the 2016 election by changing how the electoral votes are counted in a handful of battleground states . battleground states . currently, the winner of the state-wide vote gets all of the electoral college votes . under the plan proposed by republicans, electoral votes would be awarded by congressional district . congressional districts , which have been gerrymandered beyond recognition to tip the scales for who? the republicans. their election-rigging effort would turn this 2012 electoral map into this, a scenario where the loser of the presidential race actually wins. there is a reason they say sunlight is the best disinfectant. after almost a week of media attention, not only on this show, but others and the public outrage about key republicans that are withdrawing their support for the scheme because of all of the coverage, virginia state 's privileges and elections committee voted 11-4 to kill republican senator bill carricoa's electorate rigging bill. even ohio skate of suppression. jon husted added nobody in ohio is advocating this. rick snyder told bloomberg tv i don't think this is the appropriate time to look at this. appropriate time is the key phrase there, folks. and just days after calling something worth looking at, wisconsin's governor scott walker is expressing, quote, real concern. the change would make irrelevant in presidential campaigns, which isn't exactly taking it off the table, my friends. so let's be, in my opinion, absolutely clear here. this isn't over. republicans talk and talk absolutely all they want, but i think that this plan is still alive. and they have 1, 378 days to find another way to make your vote count less, which is exactly why we need to keep the spotlight on this issue. but it looks like round one goes to the supporters of democracy.
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