posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 06:25 AM
After running the numbers for the past three elections ('08, '04, '00) it's kinda of interesting to find that the electoral college tends to favor
the republican party. Or...somehow I'm missing some information.
If all the states split their votes by district the last three elections would be as follows:
2000: 292 (Bush, 271 actual), 245 (Gore, 266 actual)
2004: 320 (Bush, 286 actual), 212 (Kerry, 251 actual)
2008: 249 (McCain, 173 actual), 289 (Obama, 365 actual)
Only when Bush won were the split numbers so far from the popular vote, when Obama won the split numbers were closer to the popular vote. My previous
numbers for Florida weren't adding up because I was using 2008 district counts for the 2000 election. It was a much closer race after I considered
As much work as studying each election is I'm almost tempted to go farther back.
@GradyPhilpott: While I understand your viewpoint I find it very unfair to the voters who don't get counted (Republicans in California, Democrats in
Oklahoma, and all the third party voters), not to mention how a popular vote can still lose an election.