Friday, November 05, 2004

Over Represented Rural Areas

You think Map day only lasts 24 hours? Wrong! Cartographers party like its 1599!

Here's yet another look at the United States, and a suggestion for reforming the electoral college (hint: it overweights rural areas):

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Rural_us_ev_num

Advantages of this map:

· Ends overrepresentation of rural areas and underrepresention of cities in presidental voting.

· Ends the imbalance of federal funding in favor of small states.

· Preserves the historical structure of the electoral college and the United States unique federal system, balancing power between levels of government.

· States could be redistricted after each census - just like house seats are distributed now.


Fake is the new real via a comment by Robert E (Purple America)

Posted at 05:52 AM in Politics | Permalink

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