April 03, 2007
Weighing Your Vote
Consider the following: "A presidential vote cast in Wyoming [...] has nearly four times the value of a vote in California." (TX: KV)
The debate over the Electoral College's relevance is back, and it comes earlier than ever this time around (hey, we have a theme going). I can see why the College was established, and I recognize the worthiness of only allowing change by constitutional amendment; but I have sometimes wondered if the world is not so different now as to make us examine our institutions under the unkind light of practicality. It's just something to think about.
I also like the way some states split their electoral votes in national popular elections, though I think an end to gerrymandering would make that method more useful, if congressional districts are the breakdown.
Your vote counts as one, no matter what, so always use it; but there are circumstances wherein one might want to feel like the vote weighs a little closer to standard.
Elections | By joe lance | 06:49 PM