Hey, remember when Republicans tried to win Pennsylvania’s electoral votes for Mitt Romney by making it really hard for poor and minority people in Philadelphia to vote? Remember how that didn’t work? Well, the GOP is back at the drawing board, trying to figure out some way of delivering votes in 2016 to Jeb Bush or whoever the party’s nominee is that year. The latest idea is an old one: Split the state’s electoral votes proportionately between the winner and loser of the popular vote. ““This advantage of this system is clear,” said Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi. “It much more accurately reflects the will of the voters in our state.” True, but if Pileggi really cared about “the will of the voters” he’d also redraw the Congressional districts to give Democrats more seats—and that’s not on the agenda. One way or another, though, Pileggi seems determined to find some electoral votes for Republicans in a state that hasn’t supported the GOP since 1988. [Politics PA]
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