In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Chip Eastham <email@example.com> wrote: > > > Check out this nontechnical discussion of a mathematical analysis of > the democratic virtue of the Electoral College in choosing the U.S. > Presidents: > > http://www.avagara.com/e_c/reference/00012001.htm > > Regards, > Chip
The current situation shows the strength of the electoral college system in this way. Suppose the president were elected by nationwide popular vote, and the result was very close. The recount would be nationwide instead of statewide, an impossible situation. The college system localizes the controversy to one state.