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Re: Math Against Tyranny - US Electorial College

Hi Beth,
RE: >> the electoral college makes the whole process fair, especially between small and large population states.
This is an indication of how we accept the premise as valid without doing adequate analysis.   The Electoral college made sense in another era. 
Let's say California has 41 Electoral votes (I'm not certain of the number, but that's probably close).  Now let's say 8,000,000 vote, and the state goes to candidate X, with 60% of the vote, or 4,800,000 votes.  This leaves 3,200,000 votes for candidate Y, but not electoral votes.  Now, lets take 10 other states with a TOTAL of 40 Electoral votes and a vote count of of 8,000,000.  These states are all won by Candidate Y with percentage win of 90% to 10% for X. 
Here is how this totals up:
Electoral Votes
Candidate X = 41
Candidate Y = 40
Popular Vote
Candidate X = 5,600,000
Candidate Y = 10.400,000
Now this is a hypothetical,    

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