The Rove Skewer Electoral Math Game for Windows
You may download and use the Rove Skewer program for free. You may
also freely redistribute the program without fee to the recipient.
Non-working image of the Skewer's Window:
"Karl Rove, Political Advisor to President Bush, has
determined that his boss will lose the national popular vote again
in 2004. But by much more than the paltry 1/2 million votes
in 2000; perhaps by tens of millions. Anticipating this loss,
Karl must find a combination of states that will each give Mr.
Bush a bare plurality and the 270 (or more) electoral votes for
victory. Karl needs help in finding the greatest skew, the
margin by which the President may lose the popular vote and
still win in the Electoral College. Your task is to select the
combination of states that yields the greatest skew, thereby
comforting Karl in proportion to the skew count.
Karl and his trusty corps of GOP lawyers will ignore states not
selected, so his worst-case planning will give Mr. Kerry all
votes in non-Bush states. Your rank among the skewmeisters is
shown by the meter on the right."
57,115,717 - by Contributor 146 - 1 September 2004
Note: the skews obtained by The Rove Skewer cannot be compared
with results in the Electoral Skew Project. The Project uses
electoral vote apportionments from 2000, while the Skewer uses
those from 2004. (Both use 2000 state voter populations.)