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(Slate)   Interactive map showing just how much your vote is worth in each state   (slate.com) divider line 28
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2012-11-06 05:34:28 PM  
MN - 25th highest vote power.

Suck it, Texas. 



NY - 51st highest vote power.

Suck it, ummm. Wait, what?
 
2012-11-06 05:44:06 PM  

Ed Finnerty: MN - 25th highest vote power.

Suck it, Texas. 



NY - 51st highest vote power.

Suck it, ummm. Wait, what?


Washington D.C. is counted on this map.
 
2012-11-06 05:56:46 PM  

BadReligion: Washington D.C. is counted on this map.


Thank you. For a moment I was scrolling around for Guam and Puerto Rico. Just in case something had changed.
 
2012-11-06 06:01:14 PM  
Well that's depressing

/but not surprising
 
2012-11-06 06:03:25 PM  
I can't do this on my phone. Would one of you sexier Farkers tell me what Virginia rates?
 
2012-11-06 06:05:19 PM  
Screw Hawaii.. Who needs 'em.
 
2012-11-06 06:06:59 PM  
VA is 42nd highest. and Hawaii is on the map... you just have to interact with the interactive map.
 
2012-11-06 06:08:31 PM  
Yeah, we're on there... You just have to sail out into the Pacific a bit. We're 12th in voting power...
 
2012-11-06 06:12:25 PM  
I AM POWERFUL.

/9th highest
 
2012-11-06 06:12:28 PM  
So this map is pretty well useless as far voting 'power'. Unless there has been a metric ton of campaign money spent in Wyoming, the State at number 1.
 
2012-11-06 06:13:33 PM  
Oh, I thought they meant "in dollars."
 
2012-11-06 06:16:17 PM  

soaboutthat: VA is 42nd highest. and Hawaii is on the map... you just have to interact with the interactive map.


Thanks. Favorited as "Sexier Farker".
 
2012-11-06 06:17:36 PM  
Yeah, that's not how that works.

The value of your vote is proportional to either the number of electoral votes your state has or its square root, depending which model you believe. So basically, the exact opposite of that link.

Link
 
2012-11-06 06:24:40 PM  
I clicked to find out what I'd get...
underscoopfire.com
I got a rock


/FL - 50th
 
2012-11-06 06:32:40 PM  
If you live in a boldly colored blue or red state, your vote is worthless.
 
2012-11-06 06:33:24 PM  
I live in Nebraska (outside of Omaha). So thanks to the electoral college, my vote for president means absolutely nothing.
 
2012-11-06 06:33:27 PM  

dookdookdook: Yeah, that's not how that works.

The value of your vote is proportional to either the number of electoral votes your state has or its square root, depending which model you believe. So basically, the exact opposite of that link.

Link


tl; dr
 
2012-11-06 06:43:37 PM  
F*ck the Electoral College.
 
2012-11-06 06:44:53 PM  

soaboutthat: ... you just have to interact with the interactive map.


images.wikia.com
 
2012-11-06 06:46:17 PM  
As a Californian, I pretty much vote for President because I'm already in the process of voting for all the other stuff, so why not?

In my lifetime, CA has never been a swing state, although it was once reliably Republican.
 
2012-11-06 06:52:41 PM  

PowerSlacker: If you live in a boldly colored blue or red state, your vote is worthless.


Not necessarily. Check the election results for your state to get a better picture of how truly red or blue it is. Texas, for example, is not 99% R voters. It's actually a lot closer to 55/45 (R/D).

Like California, we have a huge Latino population that has a tendency to be more in line with Democratic platforms. If enough of them actually voted, along with all the Dems who don't vote because they don't think their votes count? Texas could go blue in a heartbeat.
 
2012-11-06 06:53:23 PM  
This is simply proving the EC is doing what it was designed to do. If they're trying to make a point against it altogether, I missed it.
 
2012-11-06 07:34:39 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: AIn my lifetime, CA has never been a swing state, although it was once reliably Republican.


More or less, yeah. Quick tally from 1860-1988....

28 times for Republicans (including all 5 times Nixon was on the ticket)
9 times for Democrats (4 of those being FDR's consecutive landslides)
1 time for Teddy Roosevelt as a Progressive/Bull Moose

It wasn't until 1992 that California has gone straight blue.
 
2012-11-06 07:43:41 PM  
That's just farcing dandy.
The fate of my country is centered on America's third world states and the least populated as well.
What a punch in the gut!
 
2012-11-06 07:44:54 PM  
Hey, blue on black, tears on a river, push on a shove, it don't mean much
Joker on Jack, match on a fire, cold on ice, a dead man's touch,
Whisper on a scream, doesn't change a thing...
 
2012-11-06 07:49:38 PM  

Chariset: Hey, blue on black, tears on a river, push on a shove, it don't mean much
Joker on Jack, match on a fire, cold on ice, a dead man's touch,
Whisper on a scream, doesn't change a thing...


Now I have that song in my head! Can't decide whether to bless you or curse you.

/KWSB FTW
 
2012-11-06 07:50:31 PM  

BKITU: Lionel Mandrake: AIn my lifetime, CA has never been a swing state, although it was once reliably Republican.

More or less, yeah. Quick tally from 1860-1988....

28 times for Republicans (including all 5 times Nixon was on the ticket)
9 times for Democrats (4 of those being FDR's consecutive landslides)
1 time for Teddy Roosevelt as a Progressive/Bull Moose

It wasn't until 1992 that California has gone straight blue.


That is what happens when California evolves for the best. The dark side didn't work, so now we see with
the lights turned on. No electoral power... but on the right track.
 
2012-11-06 07:53:17 PM  

professional_vampire: Now I have that song in my head! Can't decide whether to bless you or curse you.


Need to clear the earworm?

Clicky
 
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