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    We could theorize all we like about other possible allocation methods. I think if winner-take-all wasn't so entrenched, so that some states had experimented with different systems, we would have a better idea of what ends up working, what draws presidential attention to states, what improves voter turnout, etc...

    Of course if all states went with the proportional method, it should statistically be fairly close to the popular vote. But then in that case, why have an EC at all.

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      The location of where the EVs would come from would change, so that instead of winning 10 states by a hair, a candidate would have to go further afield.  It would be very close, in fact, ideally identical, to NPV, but the location of the votes would change I would think.  A dem would need to campaign in urban Indiana to make up for the loss of parts of upstate New York for example.  I can see dsuch a system helping the winner take all problems.  I can also see such a system hurting progressivism though.  Afterall, making Louisville or Oklahoma City competative might lead to a pretty big dixiecrat comeback.

      Most people say that what some people say is pretty stupid.

      by nullspace on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:14:55 AM PST

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