A lot of people may dream of a new Electoral College, but artist Neil Freeman has actually drawn one up, with the aid of some number-crunching algorithms.
The fundamental problem of the Electoral College is that the states of the United States are too disparate in size and influence, Freeman writes. The largest state is 66 times as populous as the smallest and has 18 times as many electoral votes. This allows for Electoral College results that don’t match the popular vote. To remedy this issue, the Electoral Reform Map redivides the fifty United States into 50 states of equal population. The 2010 Census records a population of 308,745,538 for the United States, which this map divides into 50 states, each with a population of about 6,175,000.
Freeman cautions his critics, “Keep in mind that this is an art project, not a serious proposal, so take it easy with the emails about the sacred soil of Texas.”