SchwartzReport: Koch Money Behind Effort to Change Electoral Vote Counting

Civil Society, Corruption, Government
Stephan A. Schwartz
Stephan A. Schwartz

It is a measure of how deeply corrupted our electoral system has become that this can go on, and not be illegal. It is a direct assault on the form and substance of our democracy.

Koch-Tied Groups Funded GOP Effort to Mess With Electoral College Rules
MARIAH BLAKE, Reporter – Mother Jones

Each state and the District of Columbia has a certain number of electoral votes, based on their population, and they get to decide for themselves how those votes should be allotted. Currently, every state except Maine and Nebraska gives all of their electoral votes to the candidate who wins the statewide popular vote. But in 2011, GOP lawmakers in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin introduced bills that would divide electoral votes among candidates based on how many congressional districts they won. Because Republicans drew the boundaries of the districts in those states, this scheme would be almost certain to hand Republican presidential candidates the majority of their electoral votes—even if more voters cast ballots for Democrats. (Read more about how the plan would work here.) Presuming the race is close enough, this could decide the nationwide outcome.

Phi Beta Iota: The current method is not representative. An Electoral Reform Acvt is needed.

See Also:

We the People Reform Coalition / Electoral Reform

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