Republicans seeking changes in how electoral votes are allocated.
Sunday, January 27
Under a new plan proposed by Republicans in Virginia and other key battleground states, electoral college votes would no longer be allocated solely by statewide popular vote. Had the plan been in place during the most recent election, President Obama would have won just four of Virginia's 13 electoral votes in the past election, rather than all of them. And according to the Huffington Post, had the 2012 election been apportioned in every state according to these new Republican plans, Mitt Romney would have led Obama by at least 11 electoral votes. According to the Washington Post and other media outlets, the plan would allocate all but two electoral votes by congressional districts won, and the last two by statewide popular vote. In almost…
It hasn't happened often, but what would happen if the electoral college vote and popular vote are split?
It's a close race, no doubt about that. The two presidential candidates are neck and neck in virtually every poll. If you look at the attached Electoral Map, you'll quickly see that the majority of states are red, but the number of electoral college votes go to President Obama. So what is this electoral college? The electoral college is a process, not a place, according to the U.S. National Archives. The electors are nominated at either their State party conventions or by votes from the state's central committee. According to the Archives, "Electors are often chosen to recognize service and dedication to their political party. They may be State-elected officials, party leaders, or persons who have a personal or political affiliation with…