The Equal Protection argument against “winner take all” in the Electoral College
Lessig
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Thank you for your detailed explanation and article. A feature of the United States that I find significant (as compared with other countries) is the notion of the balancing of power between the federal and state government bodies. Unless I am missing something, allowing the state to determine allocation methodologies of electoral votes is a feature of that system.

It seems to me that the Electoral College, as it is now, is a balancing feature, designed specifically to counter balance against the tyranny of the majority, and works quite well, much like the proportional and non-proportional make up of Congress.

My understanding is that electoral policies are handled at the state level, couldn’t then a state vote to change their policy? If they don’t want to have WTA, then they could determine that for themselves. Or is my understanding incorrect?

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