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To: presidio9

This article is essentially commenting on the differential between proportional representation by voter and the distribution of votes in the EC.

The EC heavily favors the GOP. The EC gives one vote to each state for each senator and rep. This means smaller population states get a huge boost in their representation versus larger states.

More of the smaller states are red than blue. Of the six states with 20 or more electoral votes, NY, CA and IL are reliably blue, PA leans that way, TX is reliably red, and FL swings.

Of the 8 states with only three EC votes, five are red and three are blue.

23 posted on 10/06/2012 10:35:40 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Sherman Logan

“The EC heavily favors the GOP.”

It won’t much longer.

Have you read about the demographics of Texas? The exploding (carefully chosen word) birthrates of Hispanics vis-a-vis the declining birthrate for Euros all-but guarantees that within a generation, Texas will “tip” from majority-Republican to majority-democrat.

Once the Pubbies can no longer count on Texas’ 55 electoral votes, it will become mathematically impossible for them to again win the presidency.

Even today, the ‘rats start off with a larger “electoral college baseline” (i.e., states in which victory is near-guaranteed to them) than do the Republicans.

Once Tejas goes, it’s all over.

I don’t like it any more than you do.

But that’s the future.

31 posted on 10/06/2012 12:53:15 PM PDT by Road Glide
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