Monday, November 03, 2008

The Electoral College Is Absurd

Anyone who's ever visited my Bush Quotes page knows I hate the Electoral College. I hadn't thought about it much, with Obama so far ahead in the polls, but this little doozy reminded me:

"This system, along with the winner-take-all practice used to allocate most states' electoral votes, creates the potential for an absurd outcome. In the unlikely event that all 213 million eligible voters cast ballots, either John McCain or Barack Obama could win enough states to capture the White House with only 47.8 million strategically located votes. The presidency could be won with just 22 percent of the electorate's support, only 16 percent of the entire population's."

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