States, such as Wisconsin, are looking to change the way Electoral College votes are allocated. They wish to change it so that the votes are allocated mostly by congressional district. Doing so would be a way to extend the effects of the 2010 election. The 2010 election may have had the most important midterm elections in decades, due to the redistricting. Effects from the election include the redistricting, which opponents have called gerrymandering, which has led to the Republican-led state legislatures and House of Representatives. Now, the Electoral College plan proves to be the biggest yet.
The redistricting plan is what Republicans have been building up to, but also a reaction. It is part planning because first Republicans needed to shape congressional districts to their liking. Then, this year the districts were tested. In a way, President Obama’s victory was better for state Republicans because it proved that even in an election year, the districts would go red. The plan was also reactionary, as Mitt Romney lost in November. Reporting by the Huffington Post shows that if all states split their votes by district, Mitt Romney would win. Mitt Romney would win 273-265, but that would have all states. So far, only Republican-controlled states have proposed changes, which could make a race tighter.