I think getting rid of the Electoral College in one go is probably not going to happen any time soon, but there have been some attempts at mitigating against its problems. I think about 15 states have committed to awarding their EC votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote, and a small handful of other states have put the wheels in motion to do that too.

The ‘faithless’ electors case was been in the Supreme Court just last week and I *think* (although I don’t know for sure) that SCOTUS has said states can punish faithless electors. Hopefully that acts as a deterrent.

I think slicing and dicing of the electoral is meaningful, but only in certain states which have an impact as you rightly imply.

Writing on US politics from across the pond. Occasional comments in the build up to the 2020 election week. Views rarely my own. Especially the funny ones.

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