Electoral vote review is overdue (Editorial)

MassLive.com Feb 22, 2018

Former Massachusetts governor William Weld has filed a lawsuit alleging the method of assigning electoral votes after a presidential election is unconstitutional. Legal experts say his suit has little or no chance of winning.

But Weld is not alone. Suits in four states allege the winner-take-all system used in 48 states disenfranchises supporters of losing candidates.

Lawsuits have been filed in California and Texas – the two most populous states – as well as South Carolina and Massachusetts. That puts 113 electoral votes on the table, and similar suits in other states may follow.


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