By Mike Zonta, co-editor, OccupySF.net
December 2, 2022
I’m not a lawyer. But, if we have equal protection under the U.S. Constitution, isn’t it reasonable to object to the Electoral College as unconstitutional on the basis that my vote in California is worth about 1/4 of the value of somebody who’s voting in Wyoming?
You can check my math:
Wyoming population 578,803 (2021) has 3 electoral votes = 192,934 per electoral vote
California population 39,240,000 (2021) has 55 electoral votes = 713,455 per electoral vote
So it takes almost 4 California voters to equal 1 Wyoming voter.
The Equal Protection Clause was part of the 14th Amendment passed in 1866, which I would think supersedes the 12th Amendment which established the Electoral College in 1804.