Saturday, 27 September 2008

Obama vs McCain: the rest of the World votes

The Economist is running a very interesting experiment, asking people around the world to vote for U.S. presidential candidates. The votes are then assigned using a system similar to that in use in real presidential elections (winner-takes-all in each country, with number of electoral votes proportional to that country's population).

It is still early on in the process, but initial results are pretty clear. Obama wins hands down with 7.991 electoral votes against McCain's meagre 12. Actual votes cast are 11.792 for Obama, 2.745 for McCain.


I don't think so...always thought the only problem with U.S. presidential elections is that only Americans are allowed to vote, but the whole world bears the consequences!

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