👓 Rural Americans would be serfs if we abolished the Electoral College | USA TODAY

Read Rural Americans would be serfs if we abolished the Electoral College (USA TODAY)
If the National Popular Vote drive kills the Electoral College, rural and small town Americans who supply our food and energy will lose their voice.

There’s a lot of fearmongering here with absolutely no evidence that any of this would actually be the case. There are some huge jumps in logic and nothing tying this thesis together. Ugh….

👓 Winner-Take-All Electoral Practice Faces Voter-Rights Challenge | Bloomberg

Read Winner-Take-All Electoral Practice Faces Voter-Rights Challenge by Laurel Brubaker Calkins (Bloomberg.com)
Civil rights activists are challenging the legality of four states’ winner-take-all method of allocating U.S. presidential electoral college votes, claiming the practice magnifies some votes at the expense of others and violates voters’ constitutional rights.

This is a very creative way of attacking this problem. We definitely need to restructure our processes and get rid of the Electoral College

Trump’s Electoral College Victory Ranks 46th in 58 Elections | The New York Times

Read Trump’s Electoral College Victory Ranks 46th in 58 Elections by Jugal K. Patel and Wilson Andrews (nytimes.com)
Putting the president-elect’s win in context.

A Historic Number of Electors Defected, and Most Were Supposed to Vote for Clinton | The New York Times

Read A Historic Number of Electors Defected, and Most Were Supposed to Vote for Clinton by Kiersten Schmidt and Wilson Andrews (New York Times)
Results of the U.S. electoral vote.

Chris Aldrich is reading “The Troubling Reason the Electoral College Exists”

Read The Troubling Reason the Electoral College Exists by Akhil Reed Amar (TIME.com)
The Founding Fathers had something particular in mind when they set up the U.S. presidential election system: slavery

Chris Aldrich is reading “Donald Trump’s Lies About the Popular Vote”

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The president-elect seems to feel threatened that more Americans voted for Hillary Clinton.

Chris Aldrich is reading “Clinton’s Substantial Popular-Vote Win” | New York Times

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She won by more than Gore in 2000, Nixon in 1968 or Kennedy in 1960, it seems. And therein lies a dilemma.

When are people going to come around and fix the electoral college? There’s lots of math to support different methods.