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Well, part of the problem is that the less-populated areas have come to have more say than the areas of higher population. As long as they have proportional representation in the House of Reps, they won't be without a voice, but they have way too much sway as far as the Electoral College goes.

Posted by Elayne Riggs at March 16, 2006 12:14 PM

I don't know that I agree with that. Less-populated areas don't have more of a say than others.

They have proportionately more of a say, but that's the way the system is supposed to work.

We're a nation of people and states. And just because some people live in less-populated states, maybe with different priorities than the folks in highly populated areas, doesn't mean they shouldn't get a say in elections. The electoral college means Montana counts for something in a Federal election. Both the state of Montana's needs count and the people of Montana's needs count.

Posted by Anne at March 16, 2006 07:16 PM