This is tremendously good news, if it is borne out. As I posted previously, there have been efforts by the GOP (at least the "Swift-Boat" segment) to change California voting laws, to divide electoral votes by district. This would likely net the GOP 20 electoral votes in the 2008 election, that they probably wouldn't have otherwise gotten.
While I suppose the effort to do this is perfectly legal, the result would likely be chaos. If successful, there would probably be a flood of other states trying the same thing. To my way of thinking, the electoral college should stay as it is, or it should be eliminated entirely. To start a wave of changes that only effect part of the country would be at best confusing, and at worst disastrous. Just my opinion.
GOP-backed bid to reform California's electoral process collapsing
Days after a controversial organization began collecting voter signatures for a ballot measure to change California's winner-take-all presidential vote, a founder of the GOP-backed group says its major players are resigning - and the group will fold - due to lack of funding and support.
"The levels of support just weren't there," said Marty Wilson, the Sacramento-based fundraiser, in a telephone interview Thursday. [snip]
The measure would have changed the state's winner-take-all means of awarding Electoral College votes to a proportional system that would have awarded 53 of the state's 55 electoral votes - one by one - to the popular vote winner of each of the state's 53 congressional districts. The other two electoral votes would have gone to the statewide popular vote winner. . .
Read the rest at: SFGate.com