Originally Posted by Uppercut
Hadn't realised how bad it was until I read about it earlier- Wyoming gets one electoral college vote per 180,000 population, California gets one per 680,000 population.
They're awfully undemocratic for a nation with a hard-on for invading countries in the name of democracy.
Yea, it's more a theoretical problem than a real one. It's only happened twice and in both cases, the national vote was very close. If it ever happens that the guy who becomes the President loses the national vote by 10 points (which could theoretically happen), then I think it would be a huge concern.
In any case, I think Wyoming getting the same representation in the Senate as California is a bigger deal. That's constant inequality and it manifests itself in a lot of ways (which IMO are negative), especially when it comes to which state gets what in terms of funding, etc.