Election by Virginia districts
Republicans would stand to benefit significantly if the GOP proposal to change how electoral votes are awarded in Virginia is approved, largely because the redistricting after the 2010 Census created two very different kinds of congressional districts in the state. Democratic votes were piled high in three districts, all of which President Obama won by more than 20 percentage points. He won only one district by a smaller margin. Under the GOP proposal, Romney would win nine, not seven. He won seven districts, and would get two more for winning the majority of districts. Read related article.