I posted a while back about the California GOP's plan to basically sneak under the radar screen a ballot initiative that would have the state adopt a Maine-style system for apportioning electoral votes where the winner of each congressional district gets one vote. Adopted nationwide this might be a step in the right direction, but adopted only in California it's just a sweetheart deal for Republicans.

At any rate, after I posted on it various Californians piped up pretty confident that there's nothing to worry about. But Barbara Boxer was apparently worried about it enough to spend some time on a conference call with various bloggers that I participated in, so I'm raising the threat level to orange. Here's a website dedicated to counter-organizing against this scam, and here's the website for National Popular Vote a group moving toward real election reform.

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