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AG Holder: 'We Will Not Sit By' While Republicans Rig The Electoral College | ThinkProgress

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"Attorney General Eric Holder has a solid record on voting rights, and he's criticized Republican state lawmaker's efforts to restrict the franchise in the past -- at one point comparing voter ID laws to an unconstitutional poll tax. At a speech in New York yesterday, Holder added a new line to his previous attacks on voter suppression, suggesting that DOJ will respond with legal action if any Republican state lawmakers move forward with their proposals to rig the Electoral College:
One version would allocate electoral votes in several targeted blue states by Congressional district, rather than to the winner of the state as a whole. The other version, would allocate electoral votes proportionally -- so that Mitt Romney would have won a significant chunk of Pennsylvania's electoral voters even though President Obama carried the state.

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