Open thread: Electoral College reform
// Published January 17, 2006
On December 22, we blogged:
Then there's our Electoral College. What could be simpler? You vote for someone else to vote for the President. Maybe he'll vote the way you want him to; maybe he won't. Maybe the candidates will tie (despite being a million votes apart) and the House gets to choose. Or the Supreme Court. Maybe the guy with fewer votes wins the election. Maybe you live in Montana and your vote is worth more than your sister's who lives in New York. Maybe your state is so "red" or "blue" that no candidate cares enough to stop by.
What's the best way to correct the Electoral College's consistent and potential distortions of the popular will?