This is nothing but a thoughtless, emotional reaction to the election of 2000 as the writer acknowledges below. The Framers of this nation, however, arrived at the system of government that we have only after deep learning and earnest reflection.
In a twist of irony, the point of the electoral system, as I understand it, was to safeguard against the majority always trumping the minority. It was an attempt at "fairness" that the Bush-deranged in WA state completely misunderstand:
The proposal is aimed at preventing a repeat of the 2000 election, when Al Gore got the most votes nationwide but George W. Bush put together enough victories in key states to win a majority in the Electoral College and capture the White House.
The Washington state bill was sponsored by Sen. Eric Oemig, D-Kirkland.
The laughable part is that under this new rule, Bush would have taken the WA state electoral votes handily as he won the popular vote by some 4 million+ voters.
NOTE: It's the same Sen Oemig that repeatedly keeps pushing impeachment proceedings against the president.