Reply to post: Re: Mandatory Voting

US election pollsters weren't (very) wrong – statistically speaking

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Re: Mandatory Voting

The Electoral College system exists because the individual states fiercely protect their own rights and small states fear their opinion would count for less in a popular vote system.

And there's the issue than comes up every four years.

I live in Texas (which has a large population), so my vote counts less than a vote from North Redneck.

Worse, by assigning all electors to the winner of a state (apart from 2 states, I think it is?), I might as well have not bothered if I had been voting for Clinton.

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