There are various proposals to modify the system for electing presidents, including some that would not require constitutional amendments, such as the “National Popular Vote” compact.
The Electoral College system is a terrible system. People are defending it at the moment with bad logic and bad history. If you think I am saying this now only because of Trump, you are wrong.
Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig has said that at least 20 electors have agreed to vote for someone other than Trump, and he believes that enough others are considering the idea to get the total up to 30.
A high-powered legal team is working hard to resurrect the right of electors to use their own judgment, and they are in talks with several who want an alternative to voting for Donald Trump.
Of course, you know, Hillary Clinton is favored by Nate Silver and Nate Cohn mostly, if not completely, because of the Electoral College factor.
How to turn a minority of popular votes into a majority of electoral votes.
States could pass laws pledging that they will award all of their electoral votes to whichever candidate wins the national popular vote.
Here’s what defenders of the system tend to believe.
Our odd system has resulted in at least one election disaster and several strange results.
Their motives were more complicated than their aristocratic mistrust of the mob.
Here’s a quick list of the problems and potential problems.
The Electoral College system distorts every presidential campaign.
At the risk of committing sacrilege, this series traces many of our current problems to the system devised by the Framers of the Constitution.