Defenders of the winner-take-all method of the Electoral College predict that implementing a national popular vote would cause less-densely populated cities and states to be forgotten in presidential elections. This paper takes a quantitative approach to evaluate that claim.

Author information: Julia Jackman is a senior at Barrett, the Honors College, at Arizona State University. She is majoring in Biochemistry and Global Health and minoring in Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership. Julia plans to pursue graduate studies in refugee studies and global health before applying for medical school.



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