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How to Become President of the US with 22% of the Popular Vote

November 19, 2012

Some interesting math.


From → Opinion

  1. The interesting thing to me about the EC is that it over-represents voters in the least populous states, but somehow makes them less important to candidates. I am not sure what changing to a popular vote would do to campaign behavior.

    • Admittedly I’m not, either, and I’m also not entirely convinced that a pure popular vote is the right way to go. The writer of another article I read advocated for a hybrid model where each state is divided into EC districts, which are distributed based on the votes in that district. That would definitely broaden the base of “swing” areas. I think there would be a lot more strategizing in that scenario.

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