What if the whole world had the opportunity to put their 2 cents in on our Presidential Election? With all the controversy our country has caused since Gee Dubyuh has been here – you have to wonder what kind of President the rest of the world is hoping for.
The people at Ecomonist.com were smart enough to provide a breeding ground for exactly that. And Obama seems to be kicking some serious ass.
Here’s what they have to say to explain the way things work:
The Global Electoral College
The Economist has redrawn the electoral map to give all 195 of the world’s countries (including the United States) a say in the election’s outcome. As in America, each country has been allocated a minimum of three electoral-college votes with extra votes allocated in proportion to population size. With over 6.5 billion people enfranchised, the result is a much larger electoral college of 9,875 votes. But rally your countrymen—a nation must have at least ten individual votes in order to have its electoral-college votes counted.
There are few countries whose votes in the Global Electoral College are a foregone conclusion. So the winner is unlikely to be decided by a small number of “swing countries”. Rather, they will have to cobble together a coalition of small, medium and large nations. (A campaign stop in Beijing is recommended, as well as a tour of Africa.) Voting in the Global Electoral College will close at midnight London time on November 1st, when the candidate with most electoral-college votes will be declared the winner.