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Elections 2012: Pennsylvania Republicans Electoral College Shakeup Plan Could Hurt Obama

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Pennsylvania Republicans are planning an electoral college shakeup to try and oust President Obama in the 2012 election.

Their plan would end the state’s winner-take-all system for electoral votes, replacing it with a system that awards candidates votes based on the results of each congressional district. The statewide winner would garner an additional two votes.

Pennsylvania is largely considered an important election battleground. In 2008, Obama won the state’s 21 votes with just 54.7% of the vote.

In a close election, winning a large state like Pennsylvania can be make or break for a candidate.

John Fortier, an electoral college expert told Reuters, “It would be harder for Democrats to win in a close election if this goes through.”



ht/ gracie

» 12 Comments

  1. dude

    September 15th, 2011

    The MSM is twisting this around, it is the democrats that have a problem with the electoral college, especially after algore lost.

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  2. venturaguy

    September 15th, 2011

    It will keep the Dems voter fraud plans for Philadelphia from polluting the statewide results.

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  3. Dale

    September 15th, 2011

    Rendell is gone,lets Hope it works,the country needs a Change in Presidents.

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  4. hanoverfist

    September 15th, 2011

    Auto Play = Bad
    :-(

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  5. Plain Jane

    September 15th, 2011

    Delicious.

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  6. The Dolfer

    September 15th, 2011

    This is GREAT…… for 2012. What happens in 16 when the incumbent is Rick, or Michelle, the economy has turned around, the spending in DC is finally under control, etc.? Will the legislature go back to a winner take all to insure re-election?

    Although I enthusiatically welcomed the change in governorship here in PA, and would cheer an Obama loss with gusto, I don’t like that those in power regardless of party, get to change the rules anytime they want. Define a set of rules and live with them.

    Of course, they should be MY rules!!!

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  7. rae4palin

    September 15th, 2011

    So this is good, right? It takes advantage away from urban areas and levels playing field for rural voters.

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  8. Tim

    September 15th, 2011

    “What’s the best thing to come out of Pennsylvania?”

    “An empty Greyhound bus!”

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  9. Moe Tom

    September 15th, 2011

    Tim The New Jersey Turnpike. lol

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  10. Bob M.

    September 15th, 2011

    Finally… PA is kicking DEMOCRAP ass, instead of KISSING it!!!

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  11. FreeMan 4 Sarah

    September 15th, 2011

    Fantastic. I’ve heard this before. Living here is like “the ultimate dog tease”.

    It should break the strangle hold Pittsburg and Philly have on Democraptic votes swinging the state their way. I hope we do it.

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  12. nequelquepart

    September 15th, 2011

    Funny why do they choose to get their news from slate? I mean who on earth reads slate????

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