The Electoral College does not take into account voter turnout when assigning electors, thereby diminishing voter turnout and not giving each man one vote. Electors are assigned to states as the number representatives and senators change. There are always two senators from every state, but the number of representatives from a state change proportionally according to population. Imagine for a second that in the next election Ohio, which currently has roughly million people and a proportionate twenty electors, has a record low turnout of only one million voters. On the other hand in this same election, Missouri, which has about million people and a proportionate eleven electors, has a record high turnout of 3 million voters. This would be an absolute atrocity because each Missourian vote cast would count a great deal less than each Ohioan vote cast. One million Ohioans do not accurately account for the votes of million. If the Electoral College is to remain in use, the least that the government could do is to make it so that the number of electors is proportionate to the number of voters in each state and not the number of citizens. In addition, the Electoral College diminishes voter turnout because in a deep-seated Republican state a Democratic vote is essentially meaningless. Weeks before an election it is clear that certain candidates will carry certain states by an overwhelming majority like George W. Bush in the Election of 2004. Now, a hardcore liberal, Bush-hater, friend of mine who lives in Texas did not bother to cast his vote for John Kerry in 2004 because he thought it was pointless. To him and almost all Americans, Bush had already won Texas. However, if the presidential election were decided by popular vote then a Democratic vote
Frankfurt originally published the essay "On Bullshit" in the Raritan Quarterly Review journal in 1986. Nineteen years later, the essay was published as the book On Bullshit (2005), which proved popular among lay readers; the book appeared for 27 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list ,  and was discussed on the television show The Daily Show With Jon Stewart ,  , as well as in an interview with a representative of the publisher, Princeton University Press .   On Bullshit (2005) served as the basis for Professor Frankfurt's follow-up book On Truth (2006).