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Analysts Say Electoral College Change Could Hand Presidency To GOP

January 28, 2013

In Michigan the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes wins all of the state’s Electoral College votes. But a new proposal in Michigan and several other states would give one Electoral College vote to each Congressional district – awarded to the candidate who wins the popular vote in that district. Under this scenario Mitt Romney would have won Michigan instead of Barack Obama in last year’s election and perhaps the presidency as well. Critics of the plan – like Ian Millhiser of the Center for American Progress – say it’s a way to ensure GOP presidential candidates win in every red state…