The Ed Show | February 25, 2013
>>> we brought you a number of stories on this program about the republican effort to rig future presidential elections . so far attempts by republicans in four swing states to rig electoral college votes have failed. but this is not the case in pennsylvania . keystone state republicans have just introduced a new bill that would change the way they allocate electoral votes . under the plan, a large chunk of pennsylvania 's electoral votes would be awarded to the republican candidate, even if they didn't win the state. two votes would go to the winner of the popular vote , but the rest would be split based on vote percentage. gerrymandering. that's what it's all about for them. if bills like this are passed in other swing states , it would greatly increase the chances of a republican winning the white house . not surprisingly, this bill comes right out of the rnc chair's playbook. in january, reince priebus said republican-controlled swing states should change the way they award electoral votes . he argued a new system would give more control to states. however, we should point out no such bills have been introduced in any solid red states . in the past, pennsylvania governor tom corbett has supported similar vote-rigging legislation, but this time around he has remained silent on the current bill. the governor is up for a tough reelection battle in 2014 . i'm guessing corbett knows the people of pennsylvania do not appreciate republicans rigging presidential elections .
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