Sprucing up suppression: Pennsylvania GOP proposes new election-rigging scheme
(Source: Center for Media and Democracy, February 6, 2013)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some GOP leaders have backed-off plans to allocate electoral votes according to gerrymandered Congressional districts, but Pennsylvania Republicans have hatched a new scheme to give a boost to the GOP's presidential chances.
Pennsylvania's Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi intends to introduce legislation that would award that state's electoral votes proportionally according to the popular vote, rather than according to the winner in each Congressional district. If the plan had been in place for last November's election Romney would have received 8 of Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes.
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Thursday, February 07, 2013