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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Perversion of democracy

When Rob Gleason, chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, proclaims in his column “Pa. GOP is on the rise” (Jan. 18 and TribLIVE.com) that “the GOP is still by far the dominant party in statewide politics,” he may be right. But just in case he's not, Republicans have introduced House Bill 94, seeking to allocate most of Pennsylvania's presidential Electoral College representatives by congressional district, with two electoral votes going to the overall state winner.

Congratulations, Republicans! If you can't stop Democrats from voting, make sure their votes aren't worth anything!

One person voting Republican in a rural congressional district would be equal to thousands of Democrat votes in an Allegheny County congressional district. What a perversion of democracy!

Whatever happened to the democratic ideal of one man, one vote?

Billie Mannheimer

Squirrel Hill

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