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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Unless you're willing to give up the Electoral College, this is still a dumb idea. This would essentially give the Democratic candidate near half the votes needed to win the presidency. With NY and Cali alone would put them almost at 300. This would leave the GOP, or any other candidate, needing to win every other state.
    The Electoral College would consist of about 6300 electors. California and New York combined would have a great deal more than 300 (as would Texas).

    Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress:

    Increasing the size of the House would necessarily increase the size of the College.
    Last edited by Arroyo_Doble; 11-14-2012 at 11:07 AM.
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