[EM] Are voters in larger or smaller states more powerful?

Forest Simmons fsimmons at pcc.edu
Mon Jun 18 11:33:09 PDT 2001

Excellent website, though individual pivotal probability within the block
is easier to compute using the Normal Approximation to the Binomial
distribution than using Stirling's approximation to the factorial

Note that a California voter is more than three times as likely to be
pivotal in determining the president than a Montana voter.

So why do Montana voters want to keep the Electoral College intact?

And why do California voters want to discard it?

Ignorance about block voting power is still widespread or else the
California voters have more generous feelings towards Montana voters and
vice versa than you would have guessed:-)


On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Markus Schulze wrote:

> http://www.cs.unc.edu/~livingst/Banzhaf/

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