Brilliant marketing and political experiment in The Economist. The rationale is simple: since the outcome of the 2008 US presidential elections will most likely – and once again – have global implications, global elections are necessary. That’s why The Economist is giving each country a say in the outcome, US style:
“As in America, each country has been allocated a minimum of three electoral-college votes with extra votes allocated in proportion to population size. … 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.”
Have you cast your vote? I have. You can too if (drumroll, please) you become a free member of Economist.com.