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View Diary: Who's Afraid of the Popular Vote? (128 comments)

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    ...looking at past elections to guess what systems might have matched the "popular vote". All past popular vote numbers are meaningless because the candidates were not trying to get popular votes.

    The same is true of past turnout numbers.

    Battleground states have little reason to go porportional. But it is a great move for a "safe" state. Right now nobody cares about NY. But if every 500k NY votes was actually worth an additional EV, we might get some love.

    Like I said, it's not as good as a national uniformly administered popular vote. But it is better than letting Texas close all the polling places in Black neighborhoods (which they will do) and ID everyone who is a shade browner than Michelle Malkin.

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