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Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford (R) poured cold water on a Republican plan to rig the Electoral College that is being considered in a number of states to all but ensure that the next president will be a Republican.

A number of states that have voted consistently for Democrats at a national level but are currently controlled by Republicans at a state level, such as Virginia and Pennsylvania, are considering a change to the way they dole out presidential electoral votes. Currently, every state, except for Nebraska and Maine, uses a winner-take-all system. But a handful of Republican-controlled blue states are looking at a system of appropriating electoral votes by congressional district, based on maps gerrymandered to the GOP’s favor.

One possible state where this could happen is Florida, which has voted Democratic the last two presidential elections but is currently run by Republicans. However, Weatherford announced on Thursday that he opposed such a move. The Miami Herald has more:

Florida, the largest swing state, won’t go along with changing the Electoral College if Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford has any say (and he has a major say).

“To me, that’s like saying in a football game, ‘We should have only three quarters, because we were winning after three quarters and the beat us in the fourth, ” Weatherford, a Republican, told the Herald/Times. “I don’t think we need to change the rules of the game, I think we need to get better.”

Fellow Republican leader, Senate President Don Gaetz, wasn’t favorable to the plan either. He said he would prefer a more progressive proposal: abolishing the Electoral College and replacing it with a national popular vote. Said Gaetz, “The farmer standing in his field in North Dakota should be just as important as the factory worker in Ohio.”


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What is the number of electoral college votes for Florida? | Yahoo Answers

You can find the answers at the links below Electoral votes= number of representatives the state has in the U.S House, plus two Senators. So if a state has 5 House seats (+2 Senators each state has) that would be 7 votes
THESE ARE ALL federal government web pages


The 3rd question you find here

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How does electoral college process work in Florida? | Yahoo Answers

Well isn't every state winner take the state? I mean I could be wrong but if the state vote even 1 % higher for candidate A over Candidate B candidate A gets all the Electoral Votes for that State!!!
And no state has a 100% voter turn out. In our system it would be impossible to have 100% of the people who can vote / vote.
A you have people who don't car,
B people who won't pick the lesser of two evils
C People forgett or run out of time
D The answers that could go here are endless.
Hey Florida (not to the people) lets not F up again this term lol

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