Madcap Electoral College Hi-Jinks: Remember the Colorado
Them wascawwy Wepubwicans! Gonna take Penn proportional in the Electoral College! And the "fair and balanced" folks at NY Mag had this to say:
Pennsylvania, like every other state, is free to dole out its electoral votes however it wants. Republicans control both chambers of the state legislature as well as the governorship, so if the GOP wants to switch over to a congressional-district apportionment system, all the Democrats can really do is whine. As Nick Baumann points out in Mother Jones today, the same thing could be repeated in other blue states across the country.
Democrats, meanwhile, don't have the ability to retaliate by splitting up the electoral votes of traditionally red states.
Democrats, Democrats, whatchagoando, whatchagoando when Cantor comes for you? Poor defenseless little things!
Except that our brave reporters didn't mention that the Dems have tried this same crap several times, most recently in Colorado. That paragon of virtue Kos was all excited, back then, in 2004. It was GREAT news, a brilliant strategy.
How come it's cheating if the Repubs do it? I agree it's a bad idea, but this seems like pretty selective reporting.