Re: Election: I wonder...

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Thu Nov 09 2000 - 16:07:38 MST

Brian you might be interested in reading this regarding how the electoral
college can be proved using math to be "better" than a simple majority style

"S.J. Van Sickle" wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Nov 2000, Brian D Williams wrote:
> > It might eliminate the extremely obnoxious press coverage on
> > election night where they were calling the election hours before
> > before polls had closed.
> I don't know about your other points, Brian, but on this one I have actual
> experience. I worked the AP election "war room" in New Orleans for 15
> years worth of elections. Strict popular vote would make it *much* easier
> to "call" an election early. We would compare vote totals with historical
> voting patterns; with only a popular vote it could probably be "called"
> after only 2 or 3 key eastern states closed.
> steve vs

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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