Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The End of Electoral Maps As We Know Them?

In a move that could make the Electoral College (and electoral maps) obsolete, CBS News is reporting that Massachusetts may join five other states in changing the way their electoral votes will be cast in a presidential election.

Under the law, all 12 of Massachusetts' electoral votes will go to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes nationally. However, it will not go into effect until enough states have signed onto the plan to ensure that at least half of the nation's electoral votes -- 270 out of 538 -- go to the candidate who won the popular vote.

Actually, I like this idea, as it will make everyone's vote count, and reduce the clout that certain large and small states carry. But I would miss those 50 state colored maps.

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At Friday, July 30, 2010 , Blogger Michael5000 said...

But... but... our FEDERALISM!!!


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