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Momentum Ebbs in Campaign to Shift State's Electoral Balance

A proposed ballot measure to change the way California awards its electoral votes is losing steam fast. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.

Momentum Ebbs in Campaign to Shift State's Electoral Balance

A proposed ballot measure to change the way California awards its electoral votes is losing steam fast. From Sacramento, Marianne Russ reports.

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Just as the committee began gathering signatures to get the Republican-backed measure on the ballot, several key supporters have resigned.

Fund-raiser Marty Wilson of Sacramento says there just wasn't enough support -- financial or otherwise.   Under the measure, California would have awarded its votes by congressional district, rather than the current winner-take-all method.

That could have meant a significant number of electoral votes for the Republican candidate in a state that leans left. Democrats had launched a counter-campaign, calling it a GOP plot that could alter the outcome of the 2008 presidential election.