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Source: David Friedman’s Substack
by David Friedman

“A commenter on my previous post wrote: ‘Wow, this is terrible. For one, everyone’s vote should count equally. Duh.’ This was wrong twice over. For one thing, it isn’t possible for everyone’s vote to count equally. My vote for president has no effect, since any election where California is a swing state will be one where the Republicans can win without it. That could be solved, for the presidential election, by abolishing the electoral college system, but any majority vote system will give more weight to the votes of voters with strong preferences on swing issues, issues where votes for the two sides are about even. If the issue important to me is either one where my side is sure to win or where my side is sure to lose, my vote has no effect.” (05/19/23)