Since 2016 we’ve seen a LOT banter from sure political circles in America saying that we must always abolish the Electoral College. They say it’s antiquated, it means that almost all doesn’t rule and that it offers an unfair weight to “lesser” states. They say the favored vote alone ought to decide the President, and many individuals agree. However this humble author wish to undergo the EDM fandom one obvious instance the favored vote gone incorrect: the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll. In truth, it virtually reveals why the Electoral College exists within the first place….and DJ Mag wants its personal.
Hear me out – the DJ Mag Top 100 ballot is totally based mostly on the favored vote, and the outcomes converse for themselves. Ask anyone and they'll let you know it’s a reputation contest, a joke or that they love David Guetta. In truth, techno’s highest rating is 52 for Carl Cox – and it’s extremely unlikely to vary any time quickly. Anybody can vote and there's zero consideration in addition to the factors. That’s why the Top 10 is all the time gonna be the mainstage headliners. That’s why Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, Marshmello, and The Chainsmokers are the one actual contenders for #1. They’ll get essentially the most votes, however are they they greatest DJ on the earth? No. There’s additionally loads questionable votes being solid in sure locations that find yourself affecting your complete vote in miserable methods. Just ask Hardwell how he feels about it.
The Electoral College was designed to permit every area (State) to get honest illustration within the vote, so mass folks in a single place doesn’t outweigh the remainder the geographic areas the US. An Electoral College would equally weight the EDM fandom based mostly on its dimension – let’s say we divide it up by EDM markets: North America, Europe, Asia, Brazil, India (and related areas) would every be assigned electoral factors. Now Martin Garrix may nonetheless get the votes from North America, however Europe may give its votes to a techno artist. You may attempt to weight it based mostly on subgenre, however that might be too tough to confirm. It could possibly be weighted based mostly on international locations to be extra exact, however that is solely a speculative weblog article in any case. We’re not going to sit down down and the numbers, however it could possibly be achieved.
Let’s face it, so long as the DJ Mag Top 100 runs on straight standard voting you’re not gonna get an actual #1 DJ that pretty represents all the dance music group. Just just like the American Electoral College, the Top 100 DJ Electoral College would give all the areas dance music a good likelihood to be represented.
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