So this happened:
In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus did not simply endorse this election-rigging scheme, he indicated that it should be targeted towards consistently Democratic states where it is most likely to skew the presidential election to the GOP’s benefit:
Republicans are in a unique position to make headway with such a plan nationally because Wisconsin and other key states that have gone to the Democratic presidential candidate in recent elections are currently controlled by Republicans at the state level. The change would give Republicans a chance to claim some of those states’ electoral votes.
“I think it’s something that a lot of states that have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red ought to be looking at,” Priebus said of the plan to change how electoral votes are granted.
Such a system “gives more local control” to the states, he argued.
So just to be clear. This is the chairman of the RNC blatantly advocating for rigging elections. Because fuck democracy, am I right?
Also, I love (and by love I mean hate) how he doesn’t even question how a state could be mostly blue and yet be completely controlled by Republicans. To him, that’s perfectly normal, but to me, that’s a nearly criminal offense.