Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:12 UTC
Editorial In the United States, state and local authorities are in charge of voting and the country uses more than a half dozen different voting technologies. As a result, the country can't guarantee that it accurately counts national votes in a timely fashion. This article discusses the problem and potential solutions to the U.S. voting dilemma.
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Maine is proportional (better) and Nebraska is Congressional District based (horrid).

In the former, each EC is awarded based on percentage of the vote int eh state and that represents people much better than Winner take the later, gerrymandering will affect the outcome of the presidential elections and will map 1-1 with who controls the house.

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MollyC Member since:

Thanks for the info on Maine. I was under the impression that Maine was like Nebraska, in that their electoral college was based on congressional district, which is indeed horrible for the reasons you state. Glad I was mistaken on Maine. ;)

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