Republican Proposals in Swing States to Change Electoral Vote Allocations Struggling to Gain Support

by Colonel on January 30, 2013

“In the majority of states where such measures are being considered – Virginia, Florida, Ohio and Michigan, all states that voted for President Obama in 2012 but have Republican-controlled legislatures – proposals to split Electoral College votes proportionally have either been defeated or are strongly opposed by officials in those states.

The only remaining states are Pennsylvania, where an electoral vote change was unsuccessful in 2011, and Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has expressed hesitance about any changes to the system.

In Virginia, a plan to allocate electoral votes by congressional district was defeated in the state Senate Tuesday after Gov. Bob McDonnell and other GOP lawmakers in the state came out against it.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder also came out against similar changes in his state this week.

” — Emily Schultheis, Copyright 2013 Politico LLC

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