For those who wish the Electoral College was eliminated and the popular vote was the deciding factor in elections, i was once of that opinion.
However if the popular vote was used to determine presidential election outcomes, the most populous states, California, New York, and Florida voters would hold sway over the rest of the country. i’m damn sure i would not like that.
There is another reason from history: Abraham Lincoln (whose birthday is today) only garnered 40% of the popular votes for president in 1862.
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Packed the punch of an Einstein quote. Keep the electoral college but pay attention to the districts. In other words, supposedly you’re running to serve, so get back down on the ground and interact with your constituants.