Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I wonder why Pennsylvania Republicans feel the sudden need to dilute their state's influence in the electoral college right before a major Presidential Election?

Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi is trying to gather support to change the state's "winner-takes-all" approach for awarding electoral votes. Instead, he's suggesting that Pennsylvania dole them out based on which candidate wins each of the 18 congressional districts, with the final two going to the contender with the most votes statewide. 
So far, the idea has received support from colleagues of the Delaware County Republican in the state House and from Republican Gov. Tom Corbett.
I have no idea how close the change is to actually being passed, but this would certainly shift the electoral college calculus towards the eventual Republican nominee.

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