The founders, in their wisdom, created a Republic. They did so to prevent tyranny by the majority. They introduced checks against the accumulation of excess power by the more populous states.
They understood that such power would lead men to completely destroy the rights of the minority. For their own good, of course.
This ridiculous initiative is taking place because the backers understand that they cannot rally enough support to use the LEGAL mechanism within the Constitution to change the Constitution. They understand that in the cold light of day, the Electoral College functions exactly as designed.
In the most recent election it prevented the will of several densely populated states to dictate the outcome for the entire nation.
If this initiative is implemented it will be challenged in the courts and will ultimately be ruled unconstitutional. If you want to eliminate the EC or change the way the States allocate their votes you must amend the Constitution.
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