Leveraged Democracy: The Real Makers vs. Takers
Your vote matters. Just not as much as some other people's votes.
1. The Electoral College
I’m a sometimes defender of the Electoral College. You can understand the usefulness of magnifying majorities through winner-take-all state elections. Even more importantly, the EC makes it very hard for a wealthy outsider to swoop in and buy the presidency.1
The downside is that the Electoral College provides a great deal of democ…