I think every vote should count. Thomas Jefferson did say: Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people, whose breasts he has made his particular deposit for substantial and genuine virtue.
But, I worry about low information voters. And it scares me how many people out there can't even tell you the three branches of government....Yet they can vote!
You'd think with ALL that information on the internet people would be a little better informed these days! In history many a democracy has been pushed to the brink, because of a demagogues.
So, I can see why our Founding Fathers did this. I think Ravenhawk's suggestion to take it down to a county level is pretty good idea.