Senator Casey pushes back against changes to electoral college
Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey is pushing back against proposed legislation that would change the state's Electoral College voting system.
During the presidential election, the candidate that receives the most votes in the state is given all 20 of the states electoral college votes.
The new law would allow those votes to be split up between candidates, but Casey doesn't like it.
“We've spoken as one state as one Commonwealth really with one voice for more than 200 years and it's a system that's worked pretty well,” explained Sen. Casey. “It doesn't mean that it results in my side of the argument prevailing in a presidential election. We've had Republican's at the presidential level carry Pennsylvania and its electoral votes. Of course that's Democrats as well, so I don't think we want to be the only state in the country that has a proportional system.>
If passed, Pennsylvania would be one of only three states in the country to split up Electoral College votes.
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