PA Considers Awarding Electoral Votes Proportionally

An interesting idea, but let's see how well it sells


HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania could become the nation's first official "purple state."

Arguing that it will more fairly represent the will of the people, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Chester, said Monday he plans to propose a change that would award the state's electoral votes proportionally, in place of the current winner-take-all method.

Pennsylvania will have 20 electoral votes for the next two presidential campaign cycles, in 2016 and 2020.