The American Founders created the Electoral College to provide checks and balances that protect presidential elections, but now a campaign called National Popular Vote (NPV) is trying to destroy the constitutional system.
NPV uses state legislation to change how presidential electors are selected. States would ignore their own voters and give away their electoral votes based on the national popular vote. The NPV plan takes effect if passed in states that together control 270 or more electoral votes—a majority that would control who becomes president.
Currently, 15 “blue” states with 195 electoral votes have passed NPV. This is 72% of the way to hijacking the Electoral College.
The Founders created the Electoral College so that all voters have a voice. They did not want a few big states or giant cities to control us all. The Electoral College also protects us against election fraud and keeps states in charge of elections.