The Founding Fathers were not, it turns out, infallible. The Electoral College is absolutely anti-democratic. All Americans are treated unequally. Because each state gets two electoral votes for its two U.S. senators and an electoral vote for each of its House members, every state, regardless of population, has a minimum of three electoral votes.
This means that Wyoming, which in the most recent U.S. Census had 568,300 residents, has three electoral votes, and California, with 37,341,989 residents (which awards it 53 House members), has 55 electoral votes. As Bill Clinton might suggest, look at the arithmetic: Wyoming gets one electoral vote for every 189,493 residents, while it takes 678,945 Californians to get a single electoral vote.
This is indefensible. All we need to know is that of the scores of democracies created since World War II — the great majority of which were informed by the American example — not a single country has adopted, in any form, the Electoral College.
I’m a ‘college’ dropout. Let’s make Americans in all 50 states — not just in nine — count. Let’s value every American vote equally through national, uniform voter registration and with candidates seeking support everywhere and from everyone."