I also don't know what my opinion would be if my candidate had just lost under the "winner take all" existing Electoral college map. I think there is an easy case to make that Republicans are stacking the deck at this point, but I don't think they invented it.
In any event, I was wondering what anyone else thought about it. Should we change the rules governing the award of electoral votes?
How will it impact the popular vote? [I ask this because I think if we had a series of elections where the electoral distribution didn't follow the popular vote, there would be unrest. Once or twice in a century is fine, but I can see where it would/could become the norm.]
How would you reform the Electoral college?
In most of those states, there are efforts under way to change how electoral votes are distributed.
"I think it's something that a lot of states that have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red ought to be looking at," Reince Priebus, who was just re-elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
A bill in Virginia might get a vote as early as next week. It would award most electoral votes by congressional district, setting aside two votes to be given to the candidate who carries the most districts in the commonwealth.
Currently, every state but Maine and Nebraska awards all its electoral votes to the statewide popular vote winner. (Those two states have systems that would allocate electors based on congressional district results, but so far neither has split their electoral college votes because a single candidate has swept the state.)
Edited by Cait, 25 January 2013 - 06:02 PM.