Bill proposed to change electoral vote process

President Joe Biden would have only gotten four of the 10 Electoral College votes under a plan proposed by a Republican legislator earlier this month. Bonduel Rep. Gary Tauchen's bill would turn Wisconsin from a “winner-take-all” state to one that assigns Electoral College delegates by Congressional district. The candidate with the most votes would receive two additional delegates under the proposal. According to the Wisconsin Examiner, Tauchen touts the plan as a better way to “reflect Wisconsin’s diverse political landscape.” If approved, Wisconsin would join Maine and Nebraska as the only states following that model. Common Cause Wisconsin Executive Director Jay Heck would rather Wisconsin keep the system it has currently.

A similar bill was introduced by Rep. Tauchen in 2007 with support from current Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and current Senate President Devin LeMahieu. Heck says he would rather see the Electoral College get abolished, opting to choose the President by popular vote.


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