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2008/11/05 Electoral College Must Die
π 2008-11-05 00:00 in Public
So, Obama won with 6% of the popular vote (i.e. the real voters) and wins the election with 2/3rd!!! of the electoral college. Seriously, what kind of crap is this?
Now, it's not that I'm unhappy about him being elected, on the contrary, but 6% of the votes turning into 33% of the votes is just a load of crap. Thankfully it didn't tank the election the wrong way, but it did in 2000 and it will again in the future since no one seems to be worried enough about this being a problem worth fixing.
But then again, no offense, this is from the country where a student getting 7 grades of B+ (89%) gets a 3.0 GPA and a student getting 7 A- (90%) gets a 4.0 GPA. In other words a 1% difference becomes in the worst case scenario a 25% difference.
That's only multiplying the mistake by 25X, so getting the number of votes off by 6X is a breeze in comparison. That said, the freak scenario is indeed scoring 1% more votes in all the states and getting 100% of the electoral votes, or a 100% difference. Great! And of course, it's totally possible for some candidate to get 66% of the total votes and still lose the electoral college and the election in a worst case scenario.

Kudos to South Park for having an animated episode less than 24H after the results, BTW


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