The Grand Ol’ Party has come up with a new way to skew electoral votes, by introducing bills in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania that would award electoral votes proportionally by district, instead of giving an entire state’s votes to the candidate that wins the popular vote there.
This type of system is already used in Maine and Nebraska, and in these states, the candidate that wins the most districts wins these states’ at-large votes, but the state’s total votes may be split between the two candidates. Enlarging this system to encompass more states creates an easy path to the White House for the Republicans. In nearly all of the battleground states, Obama won the electoral college, but Romney won a majority of districts. Republicans want to pursue these measures in Ohio, Florida and Virginia as well.
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