Why can’t we simply abolish the Electoral College?

Abolishment of the Electoral College requires a Constitutional amendment. It can be done but requires a two-thirds congressional majority vote. That’s hard to accomplish with the gridlock experienced in Congress today. And, the decision would have to be ratified by 38 (3/4ths) of the state legislatures. However, if the national sentiment calls for an amendment in the future, it could happen. If so, Equal Voice Voting could still be used as a model for that amendment, giving equal representation to both the nation’s population and states.

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