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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:09 AM

Legislative proposal would change winner-take-all method of electoral vote allocation in presidentia

Legislative proposal would change winner-take-all method of electoral vote allocation in presidential elections


Florida’s 29 electoral votes are crucial in winning the presidency. Now a state Democrat is proposing to change the current system from winner-take-all to one based on winning congressional districts.

Boca Raton Democratic state Sen. Kevin Rader has filed legislation that would change how the state’s electoral votes in presidential elections are allocated. In today’s system the candidate who wins the state’s popular vote wins all 29 electoral votes – one of the highest in the nation and a key political prize.

Under Rader’s proposal, Florida’s popular vote wouldn’t be the determining factor. Instead, the candidate who takes the most votes in each of the state’s 27 individual congressional districts would be the winner. Two “at-large” electors would also be designated that would go to whoever wins the popular vote.

Hillary Clinton won the national popular vote in 2016, but lost in the national electoral college to Donald Trump. He was the second Republican to win the electoral college but lose the popular vote in the past five presidential elections.

Read more: https://www.floridaphoenix.com/blog/legislative-proposal-would-change-winner-take-all-method-of-electoral-vote-allocation-in-presidential-elections/

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zipplewrath Jan 2019 #1

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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:54 AM

1. Gotta get rid of gerrymandering first

Florida is improving, but as long as we have these odd districts that make it harder for democrats, a proposal like this will just assure the GOP more votes than they deserve.

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