Reply to post: Re: Mandatory Voting

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

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Re: Mandatory Voting

Why thumbs down?

It really is fact that under the electoral college, each vote in a state with a smaller population counts more than a vote in a state with a larger population.

Let's say that 10 people = 1 elector.

In a state with 100 people, there are 10 + 2 = 12 electors (100/10 + 1 for each senator), so each vote = 12/100 = 0.12 electors.

Now we have a state with 400 people. There are (400/10 + 2) 42 electors, so each vote counts (42/400) = 0.105 electors.

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