I think that a straight federal-plurality (or even better, Alternative Vote) mechanism would be vastly superior to the Electoral College. It still makes me furious when I think about Gore winning the popular vote by hundreds of thousands. "Sore Loserman" indeed!! However, "mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to change the forms of Government to which they are accustomed" and the current system could be sufficiently updated by having a system of proportional representation in the allocation of each state's votes. Am I correct in thinking that one state does this already? I certainly think the winner-take all situation is ludicrous and indefensible.