Two states are looking at changing the way electoral votes are awarded. Opponents of the measures claim the move is aimed at stealing the election, while proponents claim it’s a way to force candidates into campaigning in areas they wouldn’t normally visit.
But apparently, which side you take depends on where the initiative is being introduced.
In North Carolina, a state that has gone Republican since 1980, a plan is being introduced by Democrats “to improve voter participation and encourage presidential hopefuls of both parties to campaign in the state.”
Republicans call it “a cheap way to give Democrats … some electoral votes.”
But in California, a state that has gone Democrat since 1988, Republicans are introducing a bill to do the same thing to “give presidential candidates “an incentive to campaign in California”.”
Democrats call the plan “an effort to rig the system in order to fix the election.”
Welcome to American politics.