I am of the opinion that its important to remember the political context which led to this. I'm a Northerner, but to a lot of Southerners, national identity is secondary to state identity.Loren Booda said:Russ,
No. Just to say that the Senate (and thus the electoral college) is not a democratically decided institution when considered on a national scale. State boundaries are relatively arbitrary, even gerrymandered, when compared to the parity between House districts.