Republicans know they can't win national elections fairly, so they are doubling down on election rigging schemes
Like this one to divide the electoral college votes of a blue state proportionally based on popular vote. Not a terrible idea if enacted across the country, but if only blue states and toss-up states do it, well then you can expect a Republican president in 2016.
Pileggi is not giving up, however, and he’s now backing a slightly modified scheme to rig the 2016 election for Republicans:
Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi says frustrated Pennsylvania supporters of Mitt Romney deserve a more equitable way of counting presidential votes. He’s pushing once again to break up the state’s electoral college vote.
But instead of determining the votes by congressional district, they would be allocated according to percentage of the popular vote, plus two for the statewide winner. . . . Under that system, Barack Obama would have won 12 of Pa.’s electoral college votes and 8 for Romney. That’s a net advantage of 4 EC votes for Obama versus the net 20 advantage Pa. gave him on election day.
The reason for this proposal is clear. Pennsylvania is a blue state that voted for the Democratic candidate in every single presidential race for the last two decades. So Pileggi’s plan is nothing more than a proposal to steal electoral votes that are overwhelmingly likely to be awarded to the Democratic candidate under the current system and give them away to the Republican candidate.