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Electoral College math: Not all votes are equal

Posted: September 28, 2012 2:30 p.m.
Updated: September 28, 2012 2:30 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to choosing a president, not all votes are created equal. Chances are yours will count less than a select few.

Each state's Electoral College votes are based on the size of its congressional delegation, not its population. Because of that, a person's presidential vote in Wyoming mathematically counts more than three times as much as a vote in Ohio, at least in terms of choosing electors.

Besides that, candidates are concentrating on just nine battleground states, virtually ignoring the 79 percent of the population who live in the remaining 41 states.

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