Dems are still smarting from losing the 2016 presidential election by losing the Electoral College.
So they have an idea. Apart from the dubious constitutionality of their idea, it’s a bad one which can only help the GOP.
First some background. The Constitution says the president is elected by the Electoral College. The College comprises 538 voters who are allocated as follows: Each state gets two, corresponding to its two senators, plus a number equal to its number of House representatives, plus the District of Columbia gets three.
The effect is that the College voters are spread among the states and D.C. roughly in proportion to population. And so you might think that the College voting would be proportional to the popular vote. Continue reading