What’s your vote worth?
by Edward L. Snyder Bayside
Oct 18, 2012 | 644 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

You think the winner of an election is based on who receives the most votes? Wrong!

Because of the idiosyncratic electoral college system, the number of Electors, (who are appointed by State Legislatures) are determined by the states’ number of representatives to congress, and U.S. Senators.

Whoever gets the most votes in the state (except Maine and Nebraska) ends up with all The electoral votes of the state. In other words, if you voted for the one that didn’t get the most votes in the state, then your vote won’t be counted with votes nationally.

What’s your vote worth for U.S. House of Representatives?

These seats are allocated, based on the states population by census (which includes non-citizens.) The task of redrawing district boundaries is done by the State Legislatures and governor, who, naturally, redraws districts to their advantage at the expense of the voter.

Can you now see how Texas Republicans have ensured they keep the seats in the House? Is it any wonder fewer people bother to vote anymore, and we’re suppose to show the world what a democracy is all about.

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