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Old 21st November 2020, 08:04 PM   #640
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Originally Posted by Meadmaker View Post
That's not how they do it. In those states, you get one vote for getting the highest number of votes in each congressional district, plus 2 votes for the overall highest in the state.
It is still somewhat proportional; at least you can't have that ludicrous situation like you can in most other states where a candidate can win the overall vote in that state by one vote, and he/she gets all the electoral votes for that state

Originally Posted by Meadmaker View Post
And in Maine, it isn't exactly a "highest number of votes". It's a majority, as determined by ranked choice, or instant runoff, rules.
Again, that is still a form of proportionality, and better than winner takes all
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