Originally Posted by Rohirrim
I just hope Americans get out there in huge numbers and vote. I always hate it that some third world country outdoes us in voting. Maybe too many of us take it for granted?
The country isn't set up to require people to go out and vote. That's how the popular vote can differ from the electoral vote. As long as everyone votes in proportion, the same ends are met. Areas where the position is elected by direct election have more incentive to go out and cast votes.