The Electoral College is not a school to become a politician. Stories about it are just as absurd.
The Electoral College primarily prevents the concentration of power, particularly in big cities and populous states, allowing people in all states significant say in elections; otherwise drowned out by populous states, leaving small states unrepresented.
It put New Hampshire in play, with many visits during this election. Otherwise, only a few big states would be campaigned in and represented. The European Union’s popular vote with unrepresented small states (countries) is failing.
Large groups, sports teams or political parties muster more power than individuals alone. Small states enhance political power acting collectively, awarding all electoral votes to the state’s winner and not diluting power by dividing the votes proportionately as only Nebraska and Maine do, splitting their votes.
If Sen. Boxer wants to stop this, let California to split its vote. It would have widened Trump’s electoral victory.
David R. Kraner