The choice of the electoral system is never innocent. In fact, it shapes strongly the electoral outcome, as an article recently published by the Washington Post shows. As a political scientist, I regret that the authors ignore effects as for example the choice of the electoral system on the voter turnout, which may affect the result as well. Nevertheless, it remains a highly interesting simulation, illustrated with very strong maps.
Here’s who could have been President of the United States under other setups – a great contribution from the Washington Post you should not miss.