Does secession equate to "giving up"? With so much talk of certain states wanting to secede from the United States this week (yes, again), it's fair to point out that not all Republicans agree with such extreme action. A snippet from Red State:
Barack Obama won the election.
He did not win by stealing the election. Voter irregularities always happen. It is one reason we support voter ID rules. But even in the worse scenario of reports out there, there were not enough tales of voter irregularities to matter nationwide. This is another benefit and built in safeguard of the electoral college.
Barack Obama won. He won by turning out the most people in a well run campaign. In other words, he won fair and square. Instances of voter fraud should be taken seriously and we urge their investigation. But any instances of voter fraud would not have altered the ultimate outcome of this election.
We here at RedState are American citizens. We have no plans to secede from the union. If you do, good luck with that, but this is not the place for you.
There's more, of course, in their post that becomes a bit…inaccurate. However, this is only the beginning of the divide that is happening right now in the very-wounded GOP brand.
The peculiar part is, let's say a big state like Texas did actually secede, forfeiting its 38 electoral votes with it. That would be a guaranteed fast-track pass for the Dems to get their 251(formerly 270) electoral college votes. "Arithmetic," as Bill Clinton would say. Fortunately, Texas is a large enough state with diversely-populated cities that would collectively cringe over the thought of seceding--and many believe Texas is headed to represent itself as an official blue state within the next two presidential elections, anyway.