Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Electoral College Must Die

The electoral college does nothing but distort electoral outcomes.
Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, and North Dakota have 16 votes for 4.6 million people, and New York State has 20 votes for 19.4 million people. It takes 287,500 people in the aforementioned red states to get one electoral vote, whereas in New York State it takes 668, 965 people to get one electoral vote — that’s more than double the amount of New Yorkers needed for a single vote in the Electoral College.
That's seriously screwed up.  When these tiny western-state tails continue to wag the big-state dog, we're not living in a real democracy*.

*The first person who opines "We don't live in a democracy, we live in a republic" get's punched in the nose.

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