The electoral college is meaningless and has been for a long time. When the nation was more diversified with regional interests and no organized national media it was more or less effective. Now with mass communication at all levels, the population is more unified within a framework. To win the presidential election a candidate only needs 270 electoral votes. The democrats have been winning because the states with the most electoral votes have large urban areas that vote for democrats. They have large portions of of each state representing other interests but since electoral votes are winner take all, the urban centers win. The inverse is of the intended representation is happening. Really the only representative government is in the US House. The Senate is a popular vote since 1913 when they changed the election process taking it away from the State houses. We have mob rule and have had mob rule since 1913.
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