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Obama Wins Electoral College

In the end, it wasn’t close.

Despite predictions that the presidential election could end in an electoral vote tie, or that the winner of the popular vote could again be denied the White House by the Electoral College, President Barack Obama won his anticipated 126-vote landslide Monday as the 538 electors officially voted in statehouses.

But 12 years after Al Gore’s defeat prompted some Democrats to call for changing to the constitutionally prescribed method of choosing the president, Republicans are now mounting efforts in key states to end the winner-take-all method that most states employ. Some Republican strategists believe that could counter the advantage Democrats have gained on the path to the needed 270 electoral votes.

Source: Boston Herald. Read full article. (link)

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  • RightNut||

    This is akin to trying to lower a basketball hoop after a losing game. The problem isn't the hoop is to high, its that you don't have fucking tall or talented enough players.

  • An0nB0t||

    Paging Barfman...

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