Interesting use of Borda count

Forest Simmons fsimmons at
Wed Jan 23 19:49:25 PST 2002

On Wed, 23 Jan 2002 DEMOREP1 at wrote:

> D- The smallest States each have 3 Electoral College votes (minimum 1 U.S. 
> Rep seat plus 2 U.S. Senate seats-- U.S.A. Constitution, Art. II, Sec. 1) 
> ---- even if some disaster were to reduce the State's population down to 1 
> voter.
> Thus the voters/ ECV ratios are much higher for many small States than in 
> larger States (such as California).

True, but that doesn't make up for the fact that the voters in the larger
states are in larger blocks, and the larger states do vote as blocks in
the EC.

So in actual practice the average voters in the smaller states have about
one third of the voting power of the average voters in the larger states.

See the discussion of this result at the URL


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