This article lays out the ways that voter suppression happens in the US:
It doesn't even bother to mention gerrmandering, or the electorial college, both which have a *huge* impact on voters.
These specific rules have a huge impact on minorities and poor people, and are meant to keep them from voting, especially poor people in urban areas, who predominantly vote for Democrats.
Compared to flat popular vote, electorial college provides check against 150mn Dem votes coming from California, or 200mn GOP votes coming from Texas, or both.
But no reason why states couldn't be given a proportion of single-transferrable-vote, then let counties to decide how the state's proportion is divided, and so on down to people.
This type of thing seems obvious but doesn't give either Dems or GOP a clear advantage, which is why I think it's not talked about.
You're talking about replacing one form of the electorial college with another form of the same structure, one that's shown to be extremely biased.
We don't have a representative democracy like most Western nations, and if we're all voting in an election then each person's vote should count equally.
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