posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 09:29 AM
So I have a question about this. Say Ron Paul DOES win in Montana and takes the 3 electoral votes. That's not many votes, but if you take into
account all the swing/toss-up states going to McCain, and I threw in Virginia into there just because.. it comes out to:
Obama 269 Votes, Ron Paul: 3, McCain 266
If you need 270 electoral votes to win, does it mean something else decides the election or in this case the majority (Obama) would win?
The electoral system is seriously flawed if you absolutely need 270 electoral votes to win. What if in the future you have a third candidate taking 15
votes away? Unless it's a landslide victory it would cause some problem I could imagine.
This also goes for third party candidates in future elections not just Ron Paul.
Also, here's a picture I made off the CNN electoral map calculator to show this.