This appears to be something that has caused quite a bit of frustration, especially in 2000 when Al Gore won the popular vote but W. won the Presidency. I am surprised to hear that it is actually the states that get to decide how each of their Electoral College votes placed. There is a movement for each state to vote for whom ever wins the popular vote, it does not become effective until there is at least enough states to cover the 270 Electoral College votes.
While I realize that it would not have likely changed the recent results, I wonder what would happen if each state issued their Electoral College votes based on the election outcome for each congressional district instead of just the popular state vote.
What are your thoughts on the Electoral College? Should it be maintained as is, eliminated, or modified to better represent the people?