The Huffington Post
Pennsylvania Republicans are planning an electoral college shakeup to try to oust President Obama in the 2012 election. (bet on it they will)
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 it 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.”