Electoral College system needs to be fine-tuned
Re: “Shortcomings of the US Electoral College system”, Dec 25, Letters
I would like to add the following comments to my previous letter. According to FairVote.org, on average each electoral vote corresponds to a population of 565,000. However, certain states are highly over-represented. For instance, Wyoming, with a population of 532,000, has three electoral votes instead of 1. That’s 178,000 per vote (318 per cent). At the same time, several populous states such as California and Texas are significantly under-represented (85 per cent and 79 per cent respectively).
It goes without saying that the electoral college system needs fine-tuning to truly reflect the will of the voters.