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Winner Take All is especially undesirable when applied by states for Electoral College votes (ECVs). It amplifies the "swing voter serenade" and the probability of electing a minority vote POTUS. Maine and Nebraska allocate their ECVs according to statewide winner and congressional district winner. However, if all states did likewise the probability of a majority ECV winner is low resulting in the selection of POTUS being performed by the House of Representatives.

A superior system is each state determining the top two ranked choice voting winners and allocating whole number ECVs proportionally. Such a system would be constitutional, reduce the "swing state serenade" and increase the probability of a majority ECV winner with a wide base of support.

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