Pennsylvania GOP Revives Plan To Rig The Electoral College

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    Two Pennsylvania state representatives are bringing back an ill-conceived 2011 plan to divvy up its electoral college votes by congressional district. Gov. Tom Corbett (R) originally proposed the idea, which would give one electoral vote to the winner of each congressional district. Had the plan succeeded, Pennsylvania Republicans would have delivered 13 of the state’s 20 electoral votes to former GOP candidate Mitt Romney.
    After President Obama decisively won the state, Reps. Robert Godshall (R) and Seth Grove (R) are reintroducing the proposal. In a memo released Wednesday, they admit that Republicans are no longer competitive in Pennsylvania:
    Under this legislation, one elector will be awarded to the winner of the plurality in each congressional district and the remaining two electors will be granted to the winner of the statewide popular vote.
    I believe that the Congressional District Method will increase voter turnout and encourage candidates to campaign in all states rather than just those that are competitive. Most importantly, this method of selecting presidential electors will give a stronger voice to voters in all regions of our great Commonwealth.

    Pennsylvania GOP Revives Plan To Rig The Electoral College | ThinkProgress
     
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    Its a good idea,trying to paint it like some nefarious plan by the GOP is just plan dishonest,some states have similar voting rules already and more are looking at the same.
     
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    so name one in the past Presidential election that has done it?
     
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    thinkprogess..

    believe them at your own risk
     
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    Main and Nebraska ,Colorado just barely missed changing back in 08
    So there you have it.
     
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    A state with 20 electoral votes has power

    Split your votes and no candidate will waste political capital to win the 3-5 additional electoral votes

    It is a way to say....Pennsylvania is no longer relevant
     
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    When they are all up for grabs they will states like NY and Cal need it badly,the cities rule and the rest are disenfranchised by the numbers the big cities pull on election day.

    Do this change or go to popular vote one or the other.
     
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    Let Republican Red States spit up their electoral votes while Blue States remain all or nothing

    We will never see another Republican President
     
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    This would basically give it to the popular vote and would mathematicaly remove the electoral college. Bad idea as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    How?,you would still be campaigning for elector votes. Not once did ether candidate spend anytime at all in NY,why would that be?? Obamma knew he had a lock,because of down state,but the rest of the state largely went red,but upstate representation was nullified

    How would it mathematically eliminate the electoral collage?
     

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