I apologize if I'm restating the obvious, but I haven't seen this clearly stated. Republicans are working hard to corrupt democracy even further in this country. The three items I mention in the title are all part of a long-term campaign. Republicans have worked hard to flip state legislatures and governorships Republican, so as to facilitate the extreme gerrymandering that changes a 50-50 D-R voter mix into a 2/3s+ supermajority in both state legislatures and in Congressional delegations.
I have heard about the push to repeal the 17th amendment before, but I only recently became aware of Republicans pushing the idea of assigning electoral college votes based on who wins each Congressional district. Had this been in place for 2012, Willard Romney would be our new president; both Ohio and Florida, for example, have big (or huge) majorities of Republicans in their Congressional delegations.
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