Electoral College: Advantage Democrats

We can expect calls for abolition of the Electoral College to disappear, now that Democrats appear to have a built-in advantage. In the last 6 presidential elections, 18 states have voted Democratic each time. They have 242 electoral college votes. Iowa, New Hampshire and New Mexico have voted Democratic 5 times each. Once each, the GOP won in these states, in each case by 1% or  less of the popular vote.  So points out Paul Steinhauser on CNN. These three states have 15 Electoral College votes. Nevada (6) seems to have become a reliable Democratic state. The two GOP wins in 2000 and 2004 were very close in the Electoral College (271-267, and 286-252).  The four Democratic wins were all at 332 or higher in the Electoral College. We are getting close to having a Democratic lock on the electoral college, unless the GOP wins all the swing states, or can pick off states like Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. States that generally vote Republican in presidential elections will...(Read Full Post)