posted on Nov, 9 2014 @ 03:02 PM
a reply to: StoutBroux
Now, that's one way to think about it but it will never happen. Red states want to stay red, if Texas were to go the Nebraska-Maine method they would
give up a few electoral votes because there are still Democrats in those districts, it would be completely unacceptable to the Texas GOP. The same
goes for blue states.
The best thing about the Nebraska-Maine method is that it gives the minority some voting power. Politicians don't normally give the minority
As to the title of the thread, I imagine the Democrats will win back the house. I don't imagine they'll do it in this decade. That's what I was
trying to get across. The deck is stacked against them.
the Democrats got 59.6 million votes
nationwide, 48.8% of the total. The GOP got 58.2 million, 47.6% of the total. They GOP held the majority 234-201. The House failed to represent the
majority of voters in 2012. Maybe that was an outlier, but that remains to be seen.