Comment: that's not true

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that's not true

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Currently CA, NY, and TX combined account for 22.7% of the total electoral votes. But if we went to a pure popular vote, that percentage would increase - all the way to 23.0%. Big deal. They would essentially have the exact same aggregate effect that they do now. There are obviously other things that would change if we flipped to a popular vote system - but what you said is not one of them. AND, it doesn't make us a "pure democracy" or "mob-rule democracy" just because we get rid of the Electoral College (and just so there's no confusion, I am not advocating going to a national popular vote for President, though I also think there are things that can be improved with the Electoral College).