ehartnet at LAW.UPENN.EDU
Wed Nov 8 13:37:50 PST 2000
Prior to the election, Sandy asked whether a popular vote / electoral vote disparity might lead to the nationwide adoption of the Maine and Nebraska mechanism of electing all but two of a state's electors by congressional district.
Such a move would reduce -- but not eliminate -- the chances of a popular / electoral disparity but, unlike abandonment of the electoral college, would not require a constitutional amendment. Of course, it would also affect the drawing of congressional district lines, but the presidential elector incentives might tend to counteract some of the incumbent-protecting and safe-district gerrymandering we already see.
I've been trying without success to find a breakdown of the presidential vote by congressional district. Does anyone know where I might find one?
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