Tuesday, September 20, 2011
House GOP To Meet Guv' Today Over Electoral Plan
Pa. Senate Majority leader Dominic Pileggi wants to scrap that in favor of awarding electoral college votes, congressional district by congressional district. He claims it "would more precisely conform the electoral college to the popular vote." True, and by the way, it would also make it more likely for the Republican candidate, who traditionally has fared poorly in the Keystone State, to walk away with at least some electoral college votes.
But there's an equally likely possibility that the whole plan will backfire on Republicans. Specifically, in suburban Pennsylvania, there is a real concern among GOP Congressman that the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Democratic machine will concentrate resources there.
House GOP members will meet with Governor Tom Corbett today to make these concerns known.
"What were you thinking?" is one question they might be tempted to ask.
"It's a mixed bag," explained one politico, who said the plan would make much more sense if several states simultaneously decided to change current practice.