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[7]: Comment by shmerl
by Luminair on Tue 6th Nov 2012 20:36 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
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if you remove the electoral system then the non-swing states that are ignored get traded for small states that are ignored.

you could say this is fine because the president is a national office, and the states have their fair chance to provide local representation through the cronies they elect to congress.

point is, stopping the electoral system is not a clear positive.

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