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Response to eniwetok (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:25 PM

2. well, not really.

election security is a different concept from one-person-one-vote.

the electoral college is clearly flawed for a number of reasons many on du have already noted. but in terms of electoral security, it's actually not usually that bad, because it concentrates the influential voting in "swing" states, which (at least in theory) typically are rather evenly split between democrats and republicans.

so (again, in theory), it's harder for either party to get away with cheating because there are a lot of the other party around to monitor.

now, in practice, this obviously hasn't been the case in some states recently, as republicans have managed to gain tight control over some swing states.

but if the electoral college is abolished and we go to a true one-person-one-vote system across the country, i guarantee you the vote counts in deep red states like wyoming will be heavily doctored. it will be much harder to fight that because the fraud will be scattered in every dark corner of the country, and in places where there aren't many democrats to catch the cheating.

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