West Wing's Bradley Whitford Campaigns Against GOP Initiative

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Actor Bradley Whitford debuted an online video he created as part of a new push by the Courage Campaign to defeat a Republican-led effort to change the way that California calculates its presidential electoral votes.

It's just the latest in an attempt to stop the Presidential Election Reform Act initiative, which would end the "winner-take-all" system of awarding the state's electors and replace it with one where they are divvied up by the winner in each congressional district. Such a method, Whitford says, would give the GOP a leg up in the presidential election. Democrats would lose about 20 electoral votes, given the current makeup of the state's districts. That would make it very difficult to win the White House, because the Democrats have depended on California's 55 electoral votes as a base of support.

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