Pennsylvania's Quisling GOP chairman p*ssed away that opportunity last year because "we can win all 20." Instead, they gave us a voter ID law as a booby prize which some fudgepacking judge found a feeble excuse to avoid implementing for this election.
The electoral college serves a very important purpose of making sure the president is elected with a wide test (geography) as well as a deep test (actual votes).
The wide test is perverted when a large state like Pennsylvania is dominated by a single corruption endemic city like Philadelphia.
Gleason, our Quisling GOP chairman, also claimed that adopting the district plan would reduce national campaign spending in Pennsylvania. Hello, assh*le, refusing to adopt that plan has had that effect instead. Imagine how much campaign activity we'd have going on now with 12 to 16 of our 20 available electoral votes actually being competitive and contested.
It would be a whole new ball game nationwide and we would be getting as much attention as Virginia or Ohio.
I do not like the allocation system of Maine and Nebraska.
Its appealing at first...until one realizes the congressional districts are gerrymandered beyond repair.
In 2004, only 42 districts (out of 435) were won by less than 4%...or ‘competitive’. This means only 10% of the voters would be voting in a ‘meaningful’ contest.
I haven’t done the math; but, I assume the population of the ‘swing states’ is more than 10% of the nation...making the current system superior, as far as representation goes.