Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2012 11:37 UTC
In the News "This election won't hinge on technology issues. Just look at prevailing discussions this year at the national level: major candidates have sparred over Iran's nuclear ambitions, the role of government, inane comments on the female body, and to nobody's surprise, the economy. Despite that fact, many decisions will be taken up by the next US president and those in Congress that will affect the world of tech, and by consequence, the real lives of citizens and human beings around the world - from alternative energy, to the use of killer drones, the regulation of wireless spectrum, and policies that aim to control content on the internet. Your chance to vote is just around the corner. Here's what's at stake in tech this election, and how the major candidates could influence our future." Happy voting, American readers. Whatever you pick, please take at least a few minutes to consider that the implications of your choice do not end at the US border.
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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by kenji on Tue 6th Nov 2012 19:55 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
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"Not precisely" can have such a big margin, that it can be considered broken. Making it more democratic will also force candidates to pay attention to all states in general, rather than focusing on few selected "swing" ones, disregarding anything else.

This would have no impact on which party would win the majority per State. Demographics play a large role and several States are simply too far in favor of one party or the other for the minority to gain enough ground to win that State. Example - Kansas will not elect a democrat and California will not elect a republican, regardless of attempts to change that.

Swing States (I live in one and I am knee deep in political propaganda) are politically split down the middle more or less and have more independent voters making them critical in deciding Presidential elections because they can be persuaded.

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