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Old 11-09-2018, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Velocity View Post
I don't mean this as a gotcha or anything, but the Senate and Electoral College exists for much the same reason that affirmative action does - to provide some artificial boost and protection to those sparsely populated states that would otherwise be disadvantaged or marginalized. In fact, that really is it in a nutshell - electoral affirmative action.
Again, this may make sense (if we stipulate that land area somehow deserves representation) for states like Alaska or Montana. It makes less than zero sense for states like Delaware and Rhode Island.