When I first saw your post #3 where you repeatedly referred to the Electoral College as "the problem" I was thinking of pointing out that nowhere did you acknowledge, much less examine the fact that the Electoral College was a solution when originally proposed. You've now (finally!) provided some analysis of its origin...albeit 80% of your post was totally irrelevant and almost all of the relevant bits (quoted above) were wrong... Here's what you got wrong: 1. It was, in general, the Southern (slave) states that favored proportional representation and the Northern States (non-slave) that favored state-by-state representation, not the other way around. 2. Recent biased media reports I've seen making the rounds to the contrary (including on CNN), the Electoral College is not the daughter of the 3/5th's compromise. The 3/5ths compromise was a separate daughter (or, perhaps, cousin?) of the Great Compromise that brought us the current representation structure. It was a ready-made solution used previously in the Articles of Confederation, so it was incorporated into the Great Compromise, which established the structure of the legislature. The Electoral College was then based on the structure of Congress. Because of this, the 3/5ths compromise could be and was eliminated without necessitating any logical changes to the structure of Congress or the Electoral College: Their reason for existing didn't change and their structure didn't change when the 3/5ths compromise went away (only the current representative counts changed). The connection to slavery is just liberals crying racism again. It's a club they think they can use to beat others into submission and win arguments without actually addressing the topic at hand. A trolling tactic (not that you are the only or originator of it). You haven't, though, addressed an additional elephant in the room that the history suggests: are you also proposing that the Senate be disbanded or changed to proportional representation, since it is the parent of the logic that brought us the Electoral College? Or, now that you know the correct history, does that change your opinion on eliminating the Electoral College? It certainly can be argued that the Electoral College is obsolete, and I suppose you don't actually need a reason to make a change to the Constitution or other aspect of government -- but you do have to have a reason if you want to convince people to support the change.