The Electoral College has always been a source of controversy in American politics. This week, Pennsylvania Republicans are looking to shift the way states apportion votes in presidential elections by switching from winner-takes-all to the Maine Plan. The latter would award one electoral vote to the winner of each Congressional district, after which two are given to the winner of the state.
This development not only poses a huge threat to Democratic states in 2012 but is also a reminder of why the Electoral College was necessary in the first place.
(Hint: It originally sought to restore balance to a system that massively overrepresented small states).
Will the system that helped Obama secure a win in 2008 prove detrimental to liberal strongholds in the next election?
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