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View Diary: Basics: How Overrepresented Are Rural and Small States? (21 comments)

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  •  To emphasize the implications of this (0+ / 0-)
    The 37 remaining states have only 45% of the nation's population eligible to elect the President.
    this means that theoretically just 22.5% (plus 37, I suppose) of people who cast votes could elect the POTUS.  So, 7 out of 9 people could vote for the other guy or gal, and he or she would still loses (I'm sure that cheers Al Gore up, he didn't have nearly anything THAT bad happen to him . . .. )

    And since only about half of eligible voters usually bother to vote, that'd be about 11 or 12% of the voting population . . ..

    •  Uh oh, that was a rather silly post (0+ / 0-)

      because, because of third party candidates, the number of votes needed to win a state is often less than 50% plus one . . ..

      So the actual percentage could be even LOWER!

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