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View Diary: BIG Polling Day: This Is What A Wave Looks Like (117 comments)

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  •  The difference between the two may not matter (0+ / 0-)

    I'm definitely not a fan of the electoral college. But think about it. If we didn't have an electoral college, campaigns and GOTV would be targeting a different set of voters than they do now. Voters who stay home because their state is legitimately safe would go out and vote.

    This is, of course, a good thing from the standpoint of (small-d) democratic values.

    But if one candidates wins the electoral vote and loses the popular, it's very likely that the electoral vote winner would end up winning the popular vote in the alternate reality where there's no electoral college.

    •  And voters in the top population states would (0+ / 0-)

      be getting all the attention and voters in little populated states would be getting ignored, not just at election time but all of the time.

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