disecke Wrote:
Nov 02, 2012 8:47 PM
Back when we had a Republic and a Federalist system, the EC took a middle ground on this issue by giving states a number of Electors equal to the number of representatives (set by population levels) PLUS Senators (always 2) each state sends. This gave bigger states more say in an absolute sense, but on a per capita basis, small states had the most representation. It was a reasonable compromise between the principles of Federalism (more power to the States) and balanced power based on population, so Rhode Island couldn't cancel out, say, TX.