Since 2016 we’ve seen a LOT of 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 provides 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 obtrusive instance of the favored vote gone improper: the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll. In truth, it nearly exhibits 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 primarily based on the favored vote, and the outcomes communicate 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 alter any time quickly. Anybody can vote and there’s zero consideration in addition to the factors. That’s why the Top 10 is at all times 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 probably the most votes, however are they they finest DJ on the planet? No. There’s additionally a whole lot of questionable votes being forged in sure locations that find yourself affecting the whole 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 of individuals in a single place doesn’t outweigh the remainder of the geographic areas of the US. An Electoral College would equally weight the EDM fandom primarily based on its measurement – 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 primarily based on subgenre, however that may be too tough to confirm. It might be weighted primarily based on nations to be extra exact, however that is solely a speculative weblog article in spite of everything. We’re not going to take a seat down and the numbers, but it surely might be accomplished.
Let’s face it, so long as the DJ Mag Top 100 runs on straight common voting you’re not gonna get an actual #1 DJ that pretty represents the entire dance music group. Just just like the American Electoral College, the Top 100 DJ Electoral College would give the entire areas of dance music a good probability to be represented.
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