Jane, the first one to speak, writes about it at FireDogLake.:
Rick Jacobs and the Courage Campaign are currently fighting the “Presidential Election Reform Act” in California, which — if it passes — would give up at least 20 of California’s current “winner take all” electoral college votes to Republicans in 2008. The lawyers behind the ad are Bob Perry’s swift boat lawyers. Which should safely put it in “say no more” territory, but if that’s not enough:Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk is one of the most politically involved law firms in the state. According to a news story on its Web site, Bell keeps a life-sized cardboard image of President Bush in his office. Federal records show the firm does legal work for a host of political committees, most with Republican or business ties.Republicans have the strangest fetishes. Really.
And the lovely and talented skippy, who usually is anonymous, spoke out on camera, and blogged about it at his place.
Here's more from the Courage Campaign:
Yes, the Republicans are at it again with one of the most dangerous initiatives ever put before voters. If the so-called "Presidential Election Reform Act" passes on June 3, 2008, California will unilaterally be forced to divide up its electoral college votes by congressional district, resulting in the Republican theft of at least 20 electoral votes in November's general election -- the equivalent of Ohio.
Seriously, this proposed legislation is crap. The only way to eliminate the "winner take all" electoral system we have is to do it, all at once, in every state and voting territory. Doing it only in the most blue of states is hypocritical and blatantly unfair.
Kind of like the Republican Party. I'm sure they don't want us to try the same trick in, say, Texas.