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Republican plans for Electoral College reform: Democrats shouldn’t worry about the GOP’s ideas for changing voting rules in Virginia, Wisconsin, or Pennsylvania. – Slate Magazine

Why fears that Republicans will gerrymander the Electoral College are overblown. Sound the alarm! Democrats are on high alert! Josh Marshall calls it a big, big deal. Eric Kleefeld says if the blueprint were in place last November, the GOP would have “stolen 2012 for Mitt Romney.” Steve Benen of …

Photos of the Day

A supporter of Moon Jae-in, former human rights lawyer and presidential candidate of the main opposition Democratic United Party, poses during an election campaign in central Seoul, Saturday. via Photos of the Weekend 12/16 – The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com.

Romney Secret Service: When does a losing candidate’s security detail stop protecting him? – Slate Magazine

When will the Secret Service stop protecting Mitt Romney? Barack Obama’s win in Tuesday’s election means that Mitt Romney (whose Secret Service code name is Javelin) will no longer be entitled to government bodyguards. How long does the Secret Service continue to protect the losing candidate after a presidential election? …

The Season of Debates – NYTimes.com

So how are you enjoying Debate Season, people? As compared to the prior Convention Season. Or that little patch in between that has now become known as Reducing Expectations Season. And before that, of course, there was Primary Season, and, before that, the French and Indian War. On Wednesday night, …

Watercooler Stories – October 5, 2012 – UPI.com

JetBlue aims to comfort losing voters NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A contest by New York-based JetBlue Airways is offering voters the chance to temporarily escape the country if their presidential candidate doesn’t win. The Election Protection promotion, which began Wednesday, allows customers to visit the airline’s website and …

Chavez, challenger aim for youth, women voters

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Presidential candidate Henrique Capriles is mobbed at rallies by ecstatic women who press close to touch him and leave scratches on his arms and neck. Some shout “Marry me!” to the single 40-year-old who’s trying to unseat President Hugo Chavez in next month’s hotly contested vote. …

Double Take ‘Toons: Losing Our Heads : NPR

A video of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney calling President Obama’s supporters “dependent” generated controversy yesterday. Milt Prigee thinks Romney made a fatal error, while Mike Lane thinks the vulturous media is quick to prey on every mistake. Milt Priggee/miltpriggee.compoliticalcartoons.com Mike Lane/Cagle Cartoonspoliticalcartoons.com Double Take ‘Toons: Losing Our Heads : NPR.