Does the "winner-take-all" system have any constitutional basis?

Answer #1

No. because the Constitution is based on a few things, one of them being majority rule with minority rights.

Answer #2

The electoral college does have a constitutional basis. Each state is assigned a number of electors based on their population. Our presidential election is 50 separate elections that are combined to determine who will be president. Each state determines how their electoral votes will be awarded to candidates. Most states have chosen the winner-take-all system to increase the influence their state will have on the election. Maine and Nebraska are the only states that award votes proportionally. More states are unlikely to follow suit since winner-take-all voting favors the wishes of the majority so the majority tends to like things this way.

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