Fuzzy Math

Posted on August 13, 2007
To combat the feeling many states have of being voiceless in presidential elections, some Republicans in California and Democrats in North Carolina want to see their states' electoral votes awarded by congressional district rather than by winner-take-all. That way, the Golden State's GOP can presumably deliver a score of electoral votes to their party's nominee, and Democrats of the Old North can give five for their team otherwise have none.

That's fair, right? Not quite.

A new report by FairVote studies the flaws in alternative methods of allocating electoral votes.

[ Read the report ]
[ Read a Newsweek article on the California proposal ]
[ Hear a podcasted interview on our report ]

 
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