Who Will Gain and Who Will Lose Influence under Different Electoral Rules

Spilerman, Seymour; Dickens, David

A number of proposals for electoral reform have been advanced, ranging from simple alterations of the present Electoral College system to comprehensive reformations such as adopting a district plan, proportional division of the electoral vote, or direct popular election of the president. In this paper we investigate how the influence of various social groups on the outcome of a presidential contest would be altered under each of the reform proposal.

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American Journal of Sociology

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October 15, 2014