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GOP’s Worst Nightmare: Electoral Stalemate, Constitutional Crisis

Kevin3108 Wrote: May 23, 2012 2:30 PM
This sounds like fear talking to me. Team Romney should do what it takes to win and nothing more. The popular vote is irrelevant in the eyes of the law. Spending money in an effort to win it is not only a misuse of resources, it also lends credit to those who advocate a change in the election system. If Americans have fallen so far out of love with our Constitution that the situation outlined in this article could come to pass, our problems are beyond the capacity of Mr. Romney or any other politician to rectify.

This column originally appeared in THE DAILY BEAST.

In looking ahead toward the November election, Republican strategists should take proactive steps to avoid a damaging, dangerous conclusion to the presidential race and to prevent the very real chance that Mitt Romney will win the Electoral College even while losing the popular vote badly to Barack Obama.

The problem stems from the lopsided margins President Obama will surely pile up in a few uncontested states with big populations, including California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts. Mr. Romney, meanwhile, will prevail by comparable margins in only relatively small states: Utah, Idaho,...