Just noticed this post over at Dispatches from the Culture Wars:
With Republican-controlled legislatures in several states considering legislation to divide their electoral votes up by congressional district, which would make it much easier for Republicans to win the presidency even if they lose the popular vote by large margins, a few Republican leaders are coming out against such proposals. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is the latest:
ANDREA MITCHELL (HOST): If it were done nationally, Mitt Romney would have been taking the oath of office on Monday.
BARBOUR: That’s true this time. Other time it might have been just the opposite. I’m a traditionalist myself. I really am a conservative. I’m a little bit skeptical of this. […]
MITCHELL: Doesn’t it make it look as though the Republicans are trying to sort of game the system? […]
BARBOUR: As I said, I would not be for it. I don’t think there’s any sort of national movement, and you have sort of convinced me that in Virginia there may not be even state movement. It may be an isolated legislator.
This really is a horrible idea. If it comes up in your state, make your voice heard.