A Fair US Election…

OK – the US system is flawed – FTTP in states means that only a dozen or so states matter each time. So make it fairer:

You could just count all the votes ? (far too simple)
Or perhaps recognise “states rights”

The electoral college system gives a boost to small states by giving a minimum of two electoral votes before proportionality kicks in….first past the post awards all to the winner however. So if we keep the bias in favour of small states but award each state’s votes in proportion what do we get?
Daft format but follow the drift….

State, College, Winner, Votes(O.R), Percentage, Proportional College (O.R)
Alabama 9 Romney 794,428 1,254,214 39% 61% 3 6
Alaska 3 Romney 122,533 164,599 43% 57% 1 2
Arizona 11 Romney 1,025,232 1,233,654 45% 55% 5 6
Arkansas 6 Romney 394,409 647,744 38% 62% 2 4
California 55 Obama 7,466,833 4,698,994 61% 39% 34 21
Colorado 9 Obama 1,305,273 1,166,117 53% 47% 5 4
Connecticut 7 Obama 912,531 631,432 59% 41% 4 3
Delaware 3 Obama 242,584 165,484 59% 41% 2 1
District of ColumbiaDistrict of Columbia 3 Obama 233,059 18,733 93% 7% 3 0
Florida 29 Obama 4,237,756 4,163,447 50% 50% 15 14
Georgia 16 Romney 1,773,827 2,078,688 46% 54% 7 9
Hawaii 4 Obama 306,658 121,015 72% 28% 3 1
Idaho 4 Romney 212,787 420,911 34% 66% 1 3
Illinois 20 Obama 3,016,901 2,132,997 59% 41% 12 8
Indiana 11 Romney 1,152,864 1,420,508 45% 55% 5 6
Iowa 6 Obama 822,523 730,593 53% 47% 3 3
Kansas 6 Romney 427,918 678,719 39% 61% 2 4
Kentucky 8 Romney 679,364 1,087,150 38% 62% 3 5
Louisiana 8 Romney 809,141 1,152,262 41% 59% 3 5
Maine 4 Obama 397,754 290,437 58% 42% 2 2
Maryland 10 Obama 1,677,844 971,869 63% 37% 6 4
Massachusetts 11 Obama 1,901,276 1,178,245 62% 38% 7 4
Michigan 16 Obama 2,561,911 2,112,673 55% 45% 9 7
Minnesota 10 Obama 1,547,668 1,321,575 54% 46% 5 5
Mississippi 6 Romney 557,349 707,532 44% 56% 3 3
Missouri 10 Romney 1,220,699 1,480,708 45% 55% 5 5
Montana 3 Romney 201,839 267,928 43% 57% 1 2
Nebraska 5 Romney 301,694 475,256 39% 61% 2 3
Nevada 6 Obama 531,373 463,567 53% 47% 3 3
New Hampshire 4 Obama 369,561 329,918 53% 47% 2 2
New Jersey 14 Obama 2,005,212 1,419,008 59% 41% 8 6
New Mexico 5 Obama 415,140 335,593 55% 45% 3 2
New York 29 Obama 3,875,826 2,226,637 64% 36% 18 11
North Carolina 15 Romney 2,178,391 2,270,395 49% 51% 7 8
North Dakota 3 Romney 124,966 188,320 40% 60% 1 2
Ohio 18 Obama 2,707,566 2,603,722 51% 49% 9 9
Oklahoma 7 Romney 443,547 891,325 33% 67% 2 5
Oregon 7 Obama 963,569 751,055 56% 44% 4 3
Pennsylvania 20 Obama 2,937,135 2,654,895 53% 47% 11 9
Rhode Island 4 Obama 279,677 157,204 64% 36% 3 1
South Carolina 9 Romney 865,941 1,071,645 45% 55% 4 5
South Dakota 3 Romney 145,039 210,610 41% 59% 1 2
Tennessee 11 Romney 959,054 1,459,965 40% 60% 4 7
Texas 38 Romney 3,305,242 4,566,172 42% 58% 16 22
Utah 6 Romney 250,012 731,891 25% 75% 2 4
Vermont 3 Obama 199,239 92,698 68% 32% 2 1
Virginia 13 Obama 1,971,820 1,822,522 52% 48% 7 6
Washington 12 Obama 1,747,342 1,286,258 58% 42% 7 5
West Virginia 5 Romney 234,925 412,406 36% 64% 2 3
Wisconsin 10 Obama 1,613,950 1,408,746 53% 47% 5 5
Wyoming 3 Romney 69,286 170,962 29% 71% 1 2

Total 275 263
51% 49%

So a far bit closer that the 332 to 206 it ended up….and a little bit more exciting….and perhaps a little fairer?