Republican governors are trying to rig the electoral college in their states ahead of the 2012 election.
The GOP controls both houses of the state Legislature plus the governor’s mansionâ€”the so-called “redistricting trifecta”â€”in Pennsylvania. Congressional district maps are adjusted after every census, and the last one just finished up. That means Pennsylvania Republicans get to draw the boundaries of the state’s congressional districts without any input from Democrats. Some of the early maps have leaked to the press, and Democrats expect that the Pennsylvania congressional map for the 2012 elections will have 12 safe GOP seats compared to just 6 safe Democratic seats.