For John, BLUF: Reform is vital, unless it might gore your ox.
Over at Slate Writer David Weigel is whinging about how efforts in Virginia to make their Electoral College votes more representative is BAD for Democrats, and therefore BAD. The title is "Virginia State Senate Moves Ahead on Electoral College-Rigging Bill".
Up until this point I had thought that a lot of folks had problems with the Electoral College "winner take all" approach to representing the will of the voters. If a presidential candidate wins a state he or she get all the Electoral College votes for that state (Maine and Nebraska excepted). Some deemed that as unfair. Now efforts to fix the Electoral College is seen as "rigging".
So, where are we?
Here is one comment from the Althouse blog post on this.
Will anyone actually argue the position that what the Republicans are doing is "rigging"? It's not enough to say I hate when they find ways to take political advantage because I'm on the other side. It must be that you would say the same political advantage-taking by Democrats would be impermissible. Not just unwise or too hardcore, but actually cheating.Regards — Cliff