Without the Electoral College, New York & California would elect the President. That's fair, correct?
Smaller states should STFU.
- donnieLv 64 weeks agoFavorite Answer
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
California and New York, combined, have less than one fifth of the population of the US. They're not deciding anything on their own (and that's assuming that all New Yorkers and Californians voted the same, which they don't). Trump and Clinton each got over 60 million votes last time. Anyone who wants to become President is going to need to have a broad national coalition. The electoral college doesn't protect us from one or two states ruling everything. All it does is make it so that the candidate who most Americans voted against becomes President anyway.
- Donnie PorkoLv 74 weeks ago
No. The US population is 330 million plus or minus a few million depending on what source you use. New York has a population of about 8 million while California has about 40 million. The candidate would need half + 1 to win. 48 million is not half of 330 million so false.
- davidLv 74 weeks ago
False. If everyone in those states voted for the same person, yes, that would elect a president under a majority rules law. BUT everyone in California does not vote the same. Calif. elected Arnold Schwartzenegger -- Republican -- as governor. == And Ronnie Reagan = = California is not 100% democrat and never has been. Same fr New York - - pr maybe you've never heard of Rockerfeller. You are trying to oversimplify it just to cause others to think the Electoral College is fair. It isn't .. and you know it isn't, but you like the unfair results being created by it.
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- Felonious MonkeyLv 74 weeks ago
States don't vote, people vote.