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Pennsylvania Electoral College Bill On Hold

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Philadelphia (CBS) – The push to change the way Pennsylvania awards its electoral votes in presidential elections appears to have stalled.

Governor Corbett supports a proposal to change the winner-take-all system most states have for awarding electoral votes. The idea he favors would have most of Pennsylvania’s electoral votes given to presidential candidates based on the number congressional districts they win.

The governor says he still likes the plan but acknowledges that it appears to be in limbo.

“I still support the bill. I believe it is a fair representation to the people of Pennsylvania and to all the states across our states. I see no movement on it… I’m not going to push for movement… but I still support it.”

And, in fact, the sponsor of the bill, Chester Republican Dominic Pileggi, the Senate majority leader, says his primary focus is on natural gas drilling legislation and several other major issues facing the state and that the Electoral College bill is on hold for now.

Reported By Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio

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