Does my vote count?

With the election only two days away, many people throughout the country have voted already. In San Francisco on Saturday there were long lines of people spilling out of City Hall waiting to vote. Casting a vote is always worthwhile, because it gives each of us a stake in our government, but when this election is over it may be time to take yet another look at the Electoral Colege. People in California can easily become discouraged by looking at how little impact their vote has compared with voters in some other states. As the N.Y. Times points out in text and graphics, California shrinks to a pygmy compared with Wyoming which is stretched out of all proportion by the impact of one vote on the final count. The League of Women Voters has long held the position that the Electoral College should be reformed. It’s worth taking another look at it after this long, hard-fought election is over.

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