Editorials: The Real Voter Fraud Scandal | US News and World Report

Well over a year before the 2012 presidential election, there’s a battle going on over next year’s ballots—how they’ll count and who will get to cast them. At stake is an attempt to distort the voters’ will by twisting the rule of law. Most recently, Pennsylvania has been the focus of this battle. Dominic Pileggi, the state Senate majority leader, wants to change the way the Keystone State distributes its electoral votes, divvying them up according to how each presidential candidate performed in each congressional district, with the remaining two electoral votes going to the candidate who won the popular vote.

So while Barack Obama’s 55 percent of the vote in Pennsylvania in 2008 netted him all 21 of its electoral votes, the Pileggi plan would have shaved that figure to 11 electors. (Nationwide, Obama won 242 congressional districts while John McCain got 193.) The change would be even sharper as Pennsylvania’s new congressional map is expected to have 12 of the state’s 18 seats drawn to favor the GOP. Obama could win a majority of the Keystone vote again but only score eight of the state’s 20 electors. Do we really want to bring gerrymandering into presidential elections?

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  1. Mona HBenge says:

    This is the most brazen attack on voting rights in what is viewed in the world as the country where real democracy lives. It should be stopped where possible but in the meantime, everyone concerned with protecting the right to vote should volunteer to aid those without photo ID to get it. That means taking the elderly with ID to centers where they can register, it means doing the same for students where student picture ID is not accepted and it means joining petition drives and rallies to bring this anti-democratic process to public awareness by contacting local media. There will be more democratic supporters than republicans I suppose that will not be able to vote but every vote should be protected. It is simply disgusting what the Republicans are doing in states across the country. One can only imagine what they have in mind if they take the Congress and the White House.