Electoral College Worst-Case Scenario
Heather Arthur

Even with 2 parties, the margin could be much wider once you consider different turnout values.

For example, if in every Green state there is a single Green voter, and all Purple voters are discouraged from voting; and in every Purple state, all people are voting for Purple candidate, and there is not a single Green vote — then Green candidate will win the presidency with only 30 votes (0%), with Purple candidate having secured virtually 100% of the vote (and still losing).

So, the worst case scenario is: winner gets 0% of the popular vote, loser gets 100%.

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