Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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I Can't Get No Satisfaction

It is being a very frustrating day for a variety of reasons. With luck, some of these will improve.

In the meantime, a brief rant:

There are only two states in the Union that allocate electoral votes on the basis of Congressional district: Maine and Nebraska. All of the other states are "winner take all". Thus, with the exception of Maine and Nebraska, there is no way that gerrymandering can directly affect the Electoral College.

Having watched two separate people today try to explain why we need to change the Electoral College because it is subject to gerrymandering, I am acutely frustrated. There might be reasons that we would want to change the Electoral College system (I do not agree with those who do, if for no other reason than I believe it to be a useful firewall against vote fraud -- said the man who lives next door to the city where vote fraud is a national joke), but gerrymandering is not one of them.

*thud* *thud* *thud*
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