The Math Is Wrong, Hillary Clinton Does Not Reach The Required 270 Electoral Votes
Gabriel Mott Colors
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His reason for not giving any electors to those receiving less than 5% of the vote was that would best preserve the equal protection goal, by preventing the vote from going to the House of Representatives on a regular basis. In other words, if we didn’t have a de minimus cut off, then the House would decide many of our elections, which would further thwart the “one person, one vote,” or equal protection, requirement & goal. His argument was designed to give the greatest possible effect to each vote under the admittedly imperfect Electoral College system, and it made a heck of a lot of sense.