The Electoral College magnifies the power of white voters
Voters in swing states are disproportionately white — a fact that shapes campaigns.
The Electoral College counts white votes more than votes from people of color. It’s one reason it’s wholly illegitimate. The Constitution counted enslaved people as 3/5. EC counts Black votes as 6/7, Latino votes as 7/9, other PoC as 5/8 of white votes.
What do we do? First, grapple with this. Apparently the authors of the Constitution either didn’t know or didn’t care or ... wanted it this way? I wonder if this chart looks the same if you do it for the Senate... #ElectoralCollege