Congressman Brian Baird, D-Vancouver, wants to abolish the Electoral College in favor of a system where the president would be elected directly through a national vote. He is suggestion that they amend the Constitution to do this – but I think there might be a different way to achieve the same thing without changing the constitution.
The Constitution is implemented in federal law that gives the states control in how they choose their electors. I think that these federal laws can be changed in a way that would make it so that whoever wins the national popular vote wins all the national electors. This would make the popular vote and the electoral vote the same thing.
If Title 3 – Chapter 1 – Section – 1 were changed so as to require that the electors be selected not by the states according to their own rules – but by the states according to who wins the popular vote – then the electoral college would be preserved – but would more accurately reflect the will of the people.
I think this world work and be easier to pass than a Constitutional Amendment.