Mea Culpa on the Electoral College – Steven Taylor Edition
In the past, I’ve disagreed with Steven Taylor on the merits of the electoral college. One of his most recent posts on it is here. I was wrong. The thing that made me reconsider is the fact that Romney would have won under my previously preferred option, having states allocate their electoral vote like Maine and Nebraska, by congressional district with the state winner winning the the two votes of the state provided by Senators.
I was wrong, and not just because Romney would have won under my previous preference. I had never considered the effect of gerrymandering.
So, there you go. I’m still not sold on a national popular vote, but my earlier preference was wrong.