Blog #92b – Effective Votes per Voter, Trump vs. Clinton Electoral College vs. National Popular


Blog #92b – Effective Votes per Voter, Trump vs. Clinton   Electoral College vs. National Popular

62,000,000 actual votes result in 306 Electoral College  votes, for Trump

64,000,000 actual votes result in 232 Electoral College votes fir Clinton

 306 electoral college votes divided b 62,000,000 voters =  0.000004935 EC votes per voter for Trump

Thus

232 electoral college votes divided b 62,000,000 voters =  0.000003682 EC votes per voter for Clinton

Each Trump vote is worth 1.34024162736 times more in the EC voting than is each Clinton voter

Each Clinton vote is worth only ¾ of each Trump vote.in the EC vote cont.

 

The argument in defense of the Electoral College, now sometimes made, that it did not affect the outcome in the 2016 election, even though a national  popular vote shows Hillary Clinton   winning over Donald Trump now by over 2,000,000 votes, is that if the rules had been to have the popular  vote determine  the result  Trump  would have campaigned differently and won anyway; is persuasive Indeed, Trump  may have campaigned differently  and gotten a different result; but so would Clinton  . There is no reason to believe it would have made more of a difference in the number of voters voting for Trump than the in the number of those voting for Clinton.

[For other background, see:

Blog #92- Electoral Politics 2016 and Electoral  and

Blog #92aElectoral Reform: Outing the 1%

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