An introduction to this diary series can be found here. Jim Crow 2.0
President Obama's strong showing in the electoral vote in the 2012 election has the Republican National Committee and its house organ Fox News in a lather of hysteria.
The GOP's Electoral College Scheme
In a number of the battle ground states Obama took all of the electoral votes under the terms of the winner take all allocation system. However as a result of Republican gerrymandering of congressional districts they were able to retain a majority in the House of Representatives. This was not a case where the winner of the electoral vote was different from the winner of the popular vote. Obama won there too, but not by as large a margin. Since the Republicans didn't get the outcome they wanted they are pursuing plans in several states where they control state government to change the allocation of electoral votes to individual congressional districts rather than on a state wide basis.
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