In April 1775 Paul Revere made his famous horse ride to warn the citizens of Boston that the British had arrived by Sea, as they had no other form of communications, except that of lanterns, or by horseback, there was no other option.
Which brings us to today. The use of the Electoral College is a thing of the past and totally unnecessary. The communications system throughout the United States with regard to vote tallying is today instant! The reason for the Electoral College was way back in the past, the United States Electorate lacked the ability for a speedy public vote tally due to lack of communications and some States did not have very many citizens, consequently the method was arrived at, by each states appointing representatives to the college and they would represent the people of that particular state, hence fairness in the ballot and the electors cast the ballot as per the supposed choice of those they represent in that given state. Today, with our instant ability to tally votes and a sizable population in each state, and the majority of the US Citizens intelligent enough to think for themselves, their popular vote will be the deciding factor and not that of the Electoral College, who vote after the general election and sometimes vote against the will of the people’s popular vote in the general election, the College chooses to differ and thus they elect the President and the Vice President of ‘their choice‘.
It is time to abolish the Electoral College and have a People Vote.
The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President. Your state’s entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators.