Nader Radio Hour — What to do About the Electoral College

The Electoral College does not need to be abolished to be overhauled, as the National Popular Vote Bill team affirms. The Electoral College and how it forces focus on swing-states is absurd — along with how someone can lose the popular vote by millions and not become president, and also how U.S. voters vote for electors, not the candidates, in the presidential elections. The last time someone not from the Democrat or Republican parties won an electoral vote was 1972, and this in spite of situations such as Ross Perot receiving 19.7 million votes and 18.9% of the popular vote in 1992, for example. If people want to change this archaic system in favor of the National Popular Vote Bill, they should organize and write to U.S. state legislatures.