I recently saw a graphic with predictions on how the Electoral College will turn out this coming November. This map showed Romney barely winning, it was all based on recent polls. The thing that struck me on this map was the vast disparity in the amount of the country that "voted" for each contender. How is it that Obama can win alot fewer states but the right states and still make it a close election ( this prediction)? We are a large and great country but the feeling that my vote doesn't really have an effect bothers me. My state only has 3 electoral votes, Califorina has 47.