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Old 11-08-2012, 02:07 PM   #117
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I still don't get the agrument that a popular vote is going to make places like north dakota not count as much as bigger cities.

They would count, every vote would count towards who does and does not get elected.

I am 100% possitive that if they went to a straight popular vote it would by far and away be the biggest turnout ever because people would feel there vote would count.

But to say that a person in a less populated area wouldn't count as much makes no sense.

a vote is a vote
But the vote of the individual is lumped in with every vote in the country. When counted as a total of the whole country a voter in North Dakota is .002 percent of the population. If you use the electorate they cast about the same .002 percent. As a total of the electoral college they are about twice as powerful with .005 percent.

The argument that there would be more voters with a popular vote may not ring true, but even if it does then that change would be across the board. You would also have a boost in voters if you amend the EC to the same program as Maine and Nebraska.
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