On Wednesday, Virginia’s Republican-controlled Congress proposed a bill that would allocate electoral votes by congressional district, instead of the current winner-take-all system.

 

Indeed, under such a system Mitt Romney would have won last November’s election with a larger proportion of congressional district votes.

 

In Virginia, for example, President Obama would have claimed just four of the state’s 13 electoral votes in the 2012 election, rather than all of them.

Similar changes are reportedly also being considered in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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