How does the popular vote make vote rigging harder than the electoral college method?
Because in the electoral college they only need to swing a few votes in a few key swing states. Popular vote means every state counts. It requires much more effort because it would require them to manipulate millions of votes all over the country to make it appear legitimate. It would also require politicians to campaign in every state instead of only in swing states.
posted on 12/06/2012 7:52:17 AM PST
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Because in the electoral college they only need to swing a few votes in a few key swing states. Popular vote means every state counts.
That works both ways, though. It also means that there are more opportunities to manipulate votes - there are plenty of big cities in blue states where additional votes could be manufactured if those states now matterd and if there was a nationwide voter fraud effort. NYC, LA, SF, Boston/Cambridge, Chicago, Seattle, Detroit, DC, the list goes on.
“Popular vote means every state counts”
No, almost the exact opposite. Popular vote means simple majority counts and states are irrelevant. A handful of big cities could choose the president. At least with the electoral college suburbs and elsewhere can duke it out with the Democrat centers of population.
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