Scott Walker: ‘Worth Looking At’ GOP Scheme To Rig Electoral Vote

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) said on Saturday that his state may join an RNC-backed plan currently being contemplated in four other states that voted for President Obama in 2012 to rig blue state electoral votes in favor of future Republican presidential candidates.

“It’s an interesting idea,” Walker said at the National Review Institute summit in Washington. “I haven’t committed one way or another.”

“I think you have to be very careful with changes like that but I think it’s worth looking at,” he added.

Momentum for the idea seems to be waning, however, with key national Republicans coming out against the scheme on Friday. A bill proposing to allocate electoral votes by congressional district in Virginia, tipping the scale against a Democratic candidate, was effectively killed after two GOP state senators and Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) came out against it.

 

 

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