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  •  a flaw (0+ / 0-)

    "The states with the most EV's would keep the winner-take-all system. With so many EVs, any serious candidate is required to campaign heavily in those states."

    You neglect the fact that even now serious candidates do not do much campaigning in the large electoral vote states. California, New York and Texas are hardly on the map for the candidates (at least when compared to their vote count).

    •  Good point. It wasn't meant to be a hard rule (0+ / 0-)

      That is because those states are very dominantly one-party. The thing is, once a state is so heavily red/blue, then there's no need for the candidates to bring them their campaigns, is there. The coattail-effect becomes less of an incentive for those states. The states still have their impact on the presidency, due to their large EV contribution.

      If the red controls the legislature of a very blue state, then they would want to split the EV. But then that supports my assertion that the EC was prone to this politicization from the beginning.

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