Former governor William Weld sues to change election system
Boston Globe Feb 21, 2018
BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s winner-take-all system for presidential elections.
MassLive.com reports the lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Boston as part of a nationwide effort to change how the United States chooses its president.
Similar lawsuits have been filed in California, Texas and South Carolina.
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