“Even if the effort fails, though, which is likely, Baca said he hopes the move launches a serious national discussion about abolishing the Electoral College, which would require either a constitutional amendment or legislation in several states (whose combined electoral votes total at least 270) mandating the popular vote dictate how their respective electors vote.”
If it does not fail, there WILL be hell to pay — I guarantee that. It is amazing to see people today, including educators and other alleged ‘educated people” wanting to abandon the electoral college and go to just a popular democratic vote. A popular vote will virtually render our votes in rural communities useless — nothing we vote for will stand a chance in hell if big city people don’t want it.
As a comparable analogy, if you had 4 families living alongside you in your neighborhood and 3 of them wanted to vote you out of the neighborhood, you’d simply be out and have to leave. With a Constitutional Republic style vote, that could not happen.
Be very careful what you wish for . . .