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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Kiss Off Cousin
Not pleased to discover that the Virginia GOP's infamous power-grab bill approved by its subcommittee in the Virginia Senate yesterday, a bill to split the state's electoral votes among candidates by district and in a way that ultimately apportions those votes to reflect the empty acreage of the districts won over the actually cast votes of its citizens, a bill that had it been the law last November would have meant that President Obama would have decisively lost Virginia despite winning the popular vote there by a respectable margin, a bill that reflects yet again the complete contempt of Republicans for the will and diversity of the actual people they seek to control (as if that is a surprise to anyone at this point), on top of everything else, that this bill was authored by Bill Carrico, who is probably distantly related to me. Shudder.