While I do agree that there should be more proportional allocation of the electoral college votes but the reasons behind the GOP’s motivations to make the changes now are highly disingenuous. Just like their attempts to suppress Democratic voters this last election and the gerrymandering of many districts after the 2010 midterms this electoral change is only about finding a way to skew the system to win.
They can’t win on their own agendas or merits so we are seeing an increasingly desperate, outdated, and radical Republican Party that will do anything to gain power. This behavior should scare a lot of people and should give pause to anyone who still considers themselves part of the Republican Party.
But then again, it’s very possible that this strategy could backfire on the GOP. With more proportional allocation of electoral votes, many of those red states like Arizona, Utah and even Idaho could deliver more Democratic votes than the Republicans anticipate. They feel changing the electoral college in this manner will benefit them but they fail to consider had a similar system been in place during the 2000 elections, we may well have had 8 years of a President Al Gore administration rather than one led by George W. Bush.
GOP Eyes New Election Laws
BOSTON (AP) — After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make it easier for them to win.
From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, GOP officials who control legislatures in states that supported President Barack Obama are considering changing state laws that give the winner of a state’s popular vote all of its Electoral College votes, too. Instead, these officials want Electoral College votes to be divided proportionally, a move that could transform the way the country elects its president.