Key Republican officials in Virginia, Ohio, Florida, and Michigan have recently come out in opposition to plans that would redistribute the electoral votes in their states in a way that would benefit GOP presidential candidates, Politico reports.
But Republican-controlled statehouses in two blue states, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, are still actively considering the idea to assign electoral votes for presidential candidates based on Congressional districts rather than by popular vote, liberal site Talking Points Memo reports. Such a change would benefit Republican candidates in states where GOP-controlled statehouses are in charge of redrawing Congressional districts. The proposals have triggered a firestorm of criticism, calling it a plot to rig elections.
Governors and lawmakers in Virginia, Michigan, Ohio have recently voiced opposition to bills proposing the idea in their states. In Florida, Republican House Speaker Will Weatherford, said, "I don't think we need to change the rules of the game, I think we need to get better," TPM reported.