Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Hillary won New York and California, which gave her the popular vote but not the electoral college vote. How to reform the electoral process so The Will of the People is properly expressed?
Option 1: do nothing. It’s working now, it’s worked for a long time, it’s good enough. Hillary’s loss isn’t novel or frightening, it’s the result of poor campaign strategy and a lousy candidate running against a media celebrity.
Option 2: eliminate the electoral college, go strictly by popular vote. Voters in big Liberal cities would select the President for everyone, save a lot of campaign money and fewer commercials in small states who won’t matter in the election.
Option 3: award electoral votes based on congressional districts instead of winner takes all, which more accurately reflects the entire state’s opinion, not just the dominant city. In Minnesota, that would have given Trump some of Hillary’s electoral college votes.
Option 4: break up New York and California into smaller states. Give some of California to Nevada, give some of New York to Maine, no state allowed to have more than X electoral votes, to eliminate undue influence in the election.
One more idea: eliminate the Electoral College, but provide an easy path to secession.