- Apr 10, 2000
I have an idea that would make things make more sense and thus it obviously won't be done.A good condition 510 would be a sweet find these days. Not a million dollars, but just sayin.
As for EC, the problem is that there should be over a thousand EC votes, not just 538. In fact, going off the original ratio in the Constitution, there should be almost 11,000 EC votes (and members of Congress). I'm not saying that there should be quite that many, but that there are only 538 is the source of the problem.
The minimum number of electors a state can have is 3.
The least populated state is Wyoming.
Their current population as of 2019 is 578,759 according to Google.
So how about, we make whatever the population of the least populated state divided by 3 equal to 1 elector. And we make each increment of that number for a state's population equal 1 elector. We can say 95% threshold gives you another elector so states that just barely fall short don't get all pissy.
So Wyoming can have their 3 electors, and California gets 204. Then electors are an even ratio and votes for President count equally.
Bet those bitching about it now would quickly want to move to a popular vote if the electoral college were actually fairly proportioned like this.