Pennsylvania’s state GOP lawmakers seek change in Electoral College voting
Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 10:43 AM
Updated: Friday, September 16, 2011, 9:04 AM
By ROBERT J. VICKERS, The Patriot-News

ANN FOSTER, The Patriot-NewsSenate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi has put forward the plan, which has the support of Gov. Tom Corbett.
Republican lawmakers are proposing to change the way Pennsylvania’s electoral votes are counted in presidential elections, and former Gov. Ed Rendell says Democrats should sue if that plan is enacted.

Instead of a presidential candidate winning the state’s 18 electoral votes by capturing a majority of the state’s popular vote, the electoral votes would be tied to vote totals in congressional districts. Candidates would gain an electoral vote for each congressional district they win.

Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi has put forward the plan, saying it would bolster the influence of a single vote. The plan is supported by Gov. Tom Corbett and House Speaker Sam Smith, R-Jefferson County.

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