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New GOP plan to dilute minority vote criticized

Updated: 2013-01-25T17:28:44Z

Lewis Diuguid

Those amazing Republicans! What will they think of next to win?

Voter identification requirements and limiting when ballots can be cast are not enough to tamp down the Democratic votes. Republicans in Virginia want to split the electoral votes according to congressional districts.

The law change being proposed would have given Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney nine of Virginia’s 13 electoral votes instead of President Barack Obama winning the state. The bill creating the change is poised to pass the Republican-dominated state legislature and be signed by the Republican governor.

The NAACP is protesting the change and rightfully so. It is likely the move will spread to other states.

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