posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 09:57 AM
Truly appalling to see a federal court approve a law that is so unconstitutional as to add more votes to skew voter turnout and voting potential. But
I digress lets take a look at the mathematics behind this Port Chester voting conundrum.
First we have the article and the information it provides for us. Such as the population of approximately 30,000 residents, half of whom the article
says are Hispanic leaving to the imagination the other 50% is divided amongst whites and other races. so that would approximate the Hispanic
population to about 15,000 and if divided equally the white population to about 7,500.
Other information included are the statements about the past voter turnout the Hispanic turnout being historically low and the white turnout being
historically high as well as the fact that each voter shall receive 6 votes. Given this information lets take a look at the voting potential of the
For Hispanics at a population of 15,000 they have a historically low voter turnout so lets say that means below 50% of their resident population and
to make it fair we will use a high/low method using an approximation range and a median. The high can be 48% and the low shall be 32%. At 48% that is
7,200 voters with 43,200 votes and for 32% that is 4,800 voters with 28,800 votes. They have a median average of 40% at 6,000 voters with 36,000
Next up the white population of 7,500 they have historically had a higher voter turnout so lets say that means above 50% of their resident population,
somewhere directly between 50% and 100%. The high can be 73% and the low shall be 68%, the turnout being higher the range should be closer together.
At 73% that is 5,475 voters with 32,850 votes and for 68% that is 5,100 voters with 30,600 votes. They have a median average of 70% that is 5,288
voters with 31,728 votes.
So what can we tell from this mathematical information? For starters we can see even without this federal court mandated law to give 6 votes per voter
the Hispanics seem to be pretty well represented given their population size compared to the percentage voting potential. Either coming out even at a
lower percentage or at a moderate percentage still less then 50% of their resident population comes out to more then the higher percentage of the
white voter voting potential.
Where in any of this mess could anyone construe the situation so badly as to cause them to think it would be a good idea to add another 5 votes to an
already unfair system of representation? I think this law should be appealed and brought back down to one vote per person as would be constitutional.
It would alleviate an already messed up voting system in Port Chester.
As per the math the Hispanics seem to be well represented even if they have a low percentage turnout based on resident population. Government
shouldn't pad the ballot box simply because some one doesn't care enough to vote, is to lazy, or is incapable of voting.