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March 29, 2005

Another electoral reform shot down

Bitter lefties who want to re-jigger the Electoral College to prevent people like Bush from winning should read this article on the decreasing split between congressional and presidential voting.

The key paragraph is the final one:

How would Bush and Kerry have fared if the electoral college determined its allocation of electoral votes on the basis of who won each congressional district, as some advocate, rather than on who wins the popular vote in each state? Bensen crunched those numbers and concluded that Bush would have won by an even larger margin, with 317 electoral votes rather than the 286 he actually captured.
Scratch that reform!