Electoral College Fun

2000-11-22 10:02 ☼ post

Math Against Tyranny [via Kottke] is an article giving the mathematical reasons that the Electoral College is a good thing for our country. The article makes an analogy between the Electoral College and sports that I really like. It’s entirely possible to score more total points (or runs in baseball’s case) than all the competing teams during a season, yet still lose the championship because it’s total wins that matter not total points. Of course under the Electoral College some states (or wins to go back to the analogy) are worth more than others.