Republican Officials and Lawmakers,
Recent proposals by lawmakers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and elsewhere to split electoral votes in presidential elections and apportion them based on congressional district or vote percentage, rather than awarding them in the current winner-take-all fashion by popular vote, are outrageously undemocratic and would ignore the will of the voters in these states.
I demand that you NOT hatch similar plans in advance of the next presidential election or ANY election.
In light of redistricting, which has created legislative districts in which one political party is overwhelmingly favored, creating a proportional system based on the results by congressional district would be fundamentally unfair -- especially a system pushed specifically to help one political party.
Any effort to change the way states -- particularly large, presidential battleground states -- apportion their electoral votes will be seen for what it is: a naked power grab, and an exploitation of electoral victories which should allow winners to serve their terms but not rig the system for the foreseeable future.
I join with others across the country to oppose these measures vocally and urge you and members of your party not to pursue them any further.