|How the VA GOP electoral vote stealing scheme would look, courtesy of Huffington Post.|
Republicans don't feel like it worked though- they lost in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan, Florida, and Wisconsin, and got no electoral votes from those states as a result, to name a few. So even though they lost clearly in those states, they want electoral votes from them. In fact, in Virginia they even went ahead and started moving on legislation that would radically change the electoral vote count from their state. If done nationally, it could essentially render public voting useless.
We live in a country where our House of Representatives is 234-201 in favor of the Republicans, even though they got 1.1 million less votes. If you now take the Presidency and make it not representative of the nation, then what? Why would people find this government to be legitimate? Why would they accept it? Being that we accept many of the things in this nation we don't like because of our democracy, could this not lead to a total breakdown of society? These proposals are very troubling.