Saturday, July 24, 2004

The map below likely appears very red/pink, which would favor Bush. However, when you add up those numbers in each state, the electoral vote total sums to a significant Kerry advantage -- to the tune of a 310-217 margin. Wow!

It's a reminder that if winning elections took garnering the majority of acreage in the country, well then Bush would have it made.

This map brings to mind a terrific article by Richard Rosenfeld in a recent Harper's, titled "What Democracy? The case for abolishing the United States Senate." (Harper's does not reprint articles online. However, for those interested, I would be willing to type here some key passages from this wonderful piece.)

(Thanks to Oliver Willis for pointing out this map).


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