Electoral College No More

By Patrick Appel
Matt wants to get rid of the electoral college. Hendrik Hertzberg has similar wishes:

...once Americans have experienced the advantages of one or two national popular electionsdramatically higher turnout, campaigns waged on national issues, political energy in every corner of the country, candidates turning up in more than a dozen or so states, every vote counting equally, and no more red state/blue state blather (to say nothing of no more losers stumbling into the White House)the new arrangement will quickly be formalized in the Constitution itself.