Monday, March 22, 2004

Retiring to Florida - Distorting the Electoral Map?
Quick observations.
1) Retirees have a higher voter participation rate than the rest of the nation
2) The votes a state gets in the electoral college is determined by population, not voter participation
3) So as the elderly population increasingly moves to Florida, the voter participation of that state should rise, while it drops in other states
4) This means that the rest of us younger voters will have our votes count more (if we actually vote), without a proportional drop in electoral vote strength of our home states.

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