Wednesday, August 01, 2007

More Bamboozlement in California

Republicans trying to get California's 53 electoral votes allocated by Congressional District (two would go to the state-wide winner equaling the state's 55 EV total).

I can't believe this hasn't gotten more attention.


Steve M. said...

Allahpundit at Hot Air mentioned it at the end of this post and said, "would a Democratic majority really be so stupid as to push something like that through?" Hey, no one ever went broke underestimating the self-preservation instincts of Democrats.

Bulworth said...

The New Yorker article says that the vote for the amendment would occur on California's traditional primary day, the first Tuesday of June (June 3 this year). But since the presidential part of the primary is being moved up to February, the June 3 primary may not get much attention, making it a potential sleeper pick up for Republicans if turnout is low.

The link from the HotAir post at least indicates that the amendment has yet to reach the approval stage however, whatever the process for that is. I lived in CA for about a year and have some recollection of all the various initiatives and ballot measures, but forget the precise rules. I suspect it may just need a minimum number of signatures.