Written by Lauren Ohnesorge
Wednesday, 25 July 2007 21:10
North Carolina may eliminate its winner-take-all
method of electoral vote distribution.
The 15 electoral votes could be
distributed with a more proportional method. A House election law committee
backed a system that could give a candidate one electoral vote for each
congressional district he or she carries. The statewide winner would get the
remaining two votes. Democratic supporters hope the change would encourage
Democratic presidential nominees to compete in North Carolina. Republicans
accuse Democrats of using the bill to attempt to eliminate their hold on the
state’s electoral votes. The bill, which has already met Senate approval, next
heads to the full House.