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Scott Walkers - Interesting - Vote-Rigging Plans

MADISON --   Governor Scott Walker spoke to a reporter for Newsmax at the National Review Institute Summit in Washington and stated that he would not rule out allocating the state's electoral votes proportionally.

Walker said "It's an interesting idea,"  "I haven't committed one way or the other to it. For me, and I think any other state considering this, you should really look at not just the short-term but the long-term implications. Is it better or worse for the electorate? and continued to say, "Some might argue that it would give more opportunity for candidates to jump in; others suggest it might reduce it."

"I think we have to be very careful in changes like that. But I think it's worth looking at," Walker said.

  Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate in response to Scott Walker's efforts to float a plan to further rig Wisconsin elections.

"Once again, Scott Walker is floating his Tea Party sugar plums out-of-state and before closed rooms of rich donors.

“He's calling the idea to further rig Wisconsin's elections by changing how we apportion our votes to the Electoral College ‘interesting.’

“’Interesting’ is a word that implies "interests," and it's clear that the only "interests" Scott Walker has in mind are his own.

“What Wisconsinites are "interested" in is getting back to work, investing in education and infrastructure, putting an end to the corruption that has marked Scott Walker’s administration, and returning to the high quality of life that makes Wisconsin a great place to live, work and raise a family.

“With yet another cheap pander to far-right extremists, it appears that Scott Walker is looking ahead to his 2016 "interests" by compromising Wisconsin's values for his personal political gain – at a time when Wisconsinites are "interested" in seeing his leadership in creating the 250,000 jobs he promised.

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