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  •  I don't see thinking Republicans (0+ / 0-)

    (I know ... I know ...)

    Pushing this.  Short term the first states will probably help, but the more states that adopt this model, two things will happen, it will dilute a states relative importance and within a state it will increase the importance of cities.

    And Democractes win cities.

    One of those ideas that look better on paper than reality.  I actually think the popular vote thing happens before this although I don't think either is likely any time soon.

    I am a statistician, not a magician although we are easily confused. I guess that explains why people keep trying to tie me in chains and place me under water.

    by Edge PA on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 11:12:26 AM PST

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    •  Wrong (1+ / 0-)
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      Edge PA

      Congressional districts even without gerrymandering typically increase the weight of the rural vote compared to the statewide totals.

      •  But cities allow more efficient use of ad dollars (0+ / 0-)

        Of course I could be wrong, but my main point is that changing the EV system would have unintended consquences.

        I am a statistician, not a magician although we are easily confused. I guess that explains why people keep trying to tie me in chains and place me under water.

        by Edge PA on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 06:41:43 AM PST

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