Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Walker: Changing Wisconsin electoral-vote process risky

4:03 PM, Jan. 29, 2013  |  Comments
  • Filed Under

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says he has concerns about changing the way Wisconsin awards its electoral votes in presidential elections.

Some Republicans across the country have floated the idea of having electoral votes awarded by congressional district, not in a winner-take-all format. All of Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes went to President Barack Obama, but by the proposed method he and Republican challenger Mitt Romney would have each won five votes.

Walker said Tuesday it's an interesting idea, but not one he spends time thinking about. He says because Wisconsin is a battleground state, presidential and vice presidential candidates have an incentive to make repeated campaign stops here. He says he's wary that changing the system could dissuade candidates from visiting.

He says Wisconsin voters benefit from seeing candidates up close.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
575 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
856 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1017 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1271 votes

Catch up on the latest in our pregame show every game day.

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports

ORDER YOURS

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports