With the internet and the level of technology we have at our fingertips, although the disfunctional way Healthcare.gov works...or fails to, does not support my assertion here, we could easily stop using the electoral college system altogether. We have the technology today to link every voting booth and actually elect candidates based on a 1 man 1 vote system. The votes would be tallied instantly. Wana write-in a candidate? No problem. type their name on a keyboard in the voting booth and hit "enter". Wanna vote for a 3rd party candidate? No problem. Don't want states like Ohio or Florida to stand out because they have the magic number or electoral college votes - no problem. Drop the electoral college system. Connect all the voting booths electronically so we each get one vote and it is tallied as 1 vote. The popular vote really is the most fair way to accomplish this. I realize there was no way to really do this even 30 years ago but we are way past having the technology now. So why not do it? The Electoral College is a relic. But it also happens to be the way two useless political parties that are also relics remain in power.