The Electoral College Time-Bomb

Electors from Illinois voting for President and Vice-President in 2016.

After Donald Trump’s surprising win in 2016, attitudes towards the electoral college have tended to come down along party lines, with Republicans supporting it and Democrats demanding its removal. Republicans argue that the electoral college gives much needed power to low-population states, allowing them to assert themselves in disagreements with higher-population states. Meanwhile, Democrats have attacked the electoral college as an…