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Response to FBaggins (Reply #77)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 01:57 PM

80. "far more into account than just raw vote totals"

So those who live further away from others tend to get more of a say about who the president is. Those who live in low population states get more of a say. Why was Dakota created as 2 states, and Montana 1? The Dakotas have 6 EC votes between them, while Wyoming has only 3, despite being bigger than their combined area. There wasn't even a historical reason for this from before the US was created.

Yes, it takes more into account than vote totals. But, since demos means 'people', taking things other than votes into account is a departure from proper democracy. Your avatar shows North Carolina. If someone proposed electing the governor by dividing the state up into zones with wildly differing populations, and weighting them so that some zones had 3 times as many electors per electoral college vote than others, would you think it an advance in democracy in the state? Does the current "pure majoritarian rule" used to elect the NC governor a problem to you?

Is there a single state in the US that doesn't use pure majoritarian rule to elect its governor?

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