Pa. electoral plan focus of weekend GOP committee meeting

    National Republican party interests have been among the loudest voices in opposition to a proposal to carve up Pennsylvania’s Electoral College votes by congressional district. But those voices were a bit more muted during this weekend’s GOP state committee meeting.Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is one of many people whose plans would have to change if Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi’s proposal is approved. The plan would upset the system of awarding Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the statewide popular vote.  But Priebus said it’s an issue for the legislature to decide.”There’s going to be 20 electoral votes in Pennsylvania to win regardless of whatever plan is adopted,” said Priebus, “and I plan on winning and we plan on winning all 20 together regardless of what the state legislature decides.”State legislative leaders favor the plan, as does Governor Corbett.Congressional Republicans aren’t so sure, since it could make some districts battleground regions and endanger certain GOP held seats. The delegation’s asked Governor Corbett to talk with its members about the issue during a meeting already scheduled in Washington for tomorrow.

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