Contrary to the argument presented in Points 9–10, the second of the following two statements does not of necessity follow from the first:
‘it would seem reasonable that a majority of the people of a State could elect a majority of that State’s legislators’
‘it would seem reasonable that a minority of the people of a State could elect a minority of that State’s Electors’
The first statement is perfectly compatible with either a winner-takes-all system (where a 60% majority of the people could elect a 100% majority of legislators) or proportional selection (a 60% majority of people elect a 60% majority of Electors). The second statement makes the stronger claim that a ‘reasonable’ outcome can only be achieved under the latter, a logical leap which is smuggled in without apparent justification.