A House Committee approved a bill to distribute NC's electoral votes proportionally, according to the vote in each Congressional District.
Now if it was just retroactive to 2000, we would have had President Gore...
N.C. electoral vote distribution change moving closer to passage
North Carolina is one step closer to eliminating its winner-take-all method for distributing its 15 electoral votes, a move that would probably help Democrats score again in the state's presidential sweepstakes.
Along party lines, a House committee agreed Wednesday to create a more proportional method that its supporters argue would encourage the parties' presidential nominees to compete in North Carolina for electoral votes and boost voter interest.
A candidate would get one electoral vote for each congressional district he or she carries. The candidate who wins statewide would take the remaining two votes.
The measure, which already has passed the Senate, now goes to the full House. Gov. Mike Easley, a Democrat, also would be asked to sign any final bill into law.
Maine and Nebraska are the only states that use a similar congressional district method.
(link fixed by Anglico)