Sunday, January 24, 2010

Electoral College Reform

"This Electoral Reform Map redivides the territory of the United States into 50 bodies of equal size. The 2000 Census records a population of 81,421,906 for the United States. The states ranged in population from 493,782 to 33,871,648.1 In this map, new states have formed, all with equal populations of roughly 5,617,000."

Can't say I like the idea but the map is interesting.

1 comment:

Richard said...

I like my tiny state with a disproportionate influence on the election. This is another in a long list of unworkable untried ideas about redoing the electoral college.

Do you know what works? The electoral college. On purpose it is supposed to not be a simple popular vote majority for the president but be 50 smaller popular votes with varying levels of impact.

I realize we are all one country but we are also 50 states. It's like they don't teach civics anymore in school.