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Old 06-02-2019, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by doreen View Post
In my case, it's not so much that my state is getting screwed by the EC. My problem with the EC is that the candidate who wins the popular vote can lose the election. That's not an issue with a Senate election - if Senate Candidate A gets 48% of the vote and Candidate B gets 47%, Candidate A wins.
You might be missing the point of CoastalMaineiac's comparison.

EC: The states select the electors, and the electors select the president.

Senate: The states select the senators, and the senators select the laws.

The difference is that we know what percent of the overall US population favors each presidential candidate ("who wins the popular vote"), but not what percent of the overall US population favors each potential piece of legislation.