Originally Posted by Pacal
You might find this interesting
It allows you to pick other possible ways of distributing EC votes, and then see what the results are.
Most of them change the results, but very few of change the outcome, ie., who get elected POTUS.
While I think popular vote is the best, most democratic way to elect a leader, Republicans would never agree to it because they would hardly ever get a candidate elected to POTUS that way.
IMO, Nebraska and Maine's (?) way of doing it would be the best achievable way; electoral collage votes allocated proportionally by popular vote in each state.