Minority Rule U.S. President 1996, V.1

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Tue Nov 12 23:35:52 PST 1996

DEMOREP1 wrote:
>MRP= Minority Rule Percent for 270 of 538 Electoral votes
>The 1992 MRP was 22.56. Change-up 2.22 percent. 

Mr. Eppley wrote- I don't understand the point of MRP.  So what if Clinton
could  theoretically have been elected with only 270 electoral votes won by
small plurality in about half the states, getting zero votes in the other

The fact is that he received far more popular and electoral votes than this
theoretical threshold, so this is not an "historical example" of a problem.
 Therefore it's misleading, and might be used to undermine your credibility
(analogous to Chicken Little and the falling sky). 
D- The MRP is not a theoretical threshold. It is a historical fact used by
the leadership of both the D's and the R's in plotting their campaigns-i.e.
where to spend the least (if any amount at all) to get the most electoral
votes. The MRP's for Congress will be forthcoming.

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