Presidential Election 2012: Electoral College Votes as Cuts of Beef

A trip to the local butcher helps explain why the choice "cuts" don't come from the biggest states.
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Transcript for Presidential Election 2012: Electoral College Votes as Cuts of Beef
And our founding fathers wanted to make sure every voter at a sports they decided. What -- -- for every representative and senator plus three for Washington DC. Would vote. The president. That's 538. Electric. And because it takes 270. That's half plus one -- -- it would seem candidates would favor big -- right. Wrong. Nobody goes California nobody goes to taxes nobody goes to New York three biggest states why because they're locked you know who's gonna win. Enter our trip to the butcher to understand how bigger stakes and big states. Aren't always the top choice. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You -- when I think coming -- -- you got a -- quote. What makes -- different parts more -- does -- because it's not as is not a big business update on the animal dismal weeks village. What in the atop the list just like swing states Ohio Virginia and Iowa. States where voters have a palate for -- This is -- -- united misses 1490 and I get so this is kind of like Michigan this is like Ohio really. States like Michigan Massachusetts Missouri and Tennessee. Our like New York strip popular and beefing with dedicated allegiance it's just like most of the country this is this just like me seven me. Nine electors right. This is the everyday -- The flank steaks on the country Oklahoma Kansas Connecticut moderate electorate numbers but reliable took -- and -- road. -- the descended on the New York California and Texas a world. Comfort food for campaign put -- they -- -- numbers and always a party please. So what -- that left a big juicy electoral. Actually lots of people hate it because we think in this country is being one person one vote. But it's not that way the electors decided president. So -- a bit different than what most people that. OK well and the answer right there. Take so much appreciated -- And.

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