I have always questioned whether or not the Electoral College has outlived its usefulness. This is a collection of interesting statistics.
In an email I received, a law professor pointed out some interesting facts concerning the November 2008 Presidential election:
Number of States won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29
Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1
The professor added:
- In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.
- Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare.
- Some forty percent of the nation's population has already reached the "governmental dependency."
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