"Plan Would Sidestep Electoral College"
Hooray, someone save us!
Seriously, dude, stop trying to kill representative government. It's so far down the crapper already - especially in California.
Can we just wait out, say, 3 more cycles and see what happens. The Electoral College has only run against the popular vote twice. Two times. And as I've said many, many times, it's just a shame one of those times happened in the information age so it could be blogged (or proto-blogged since I don't think blog was in the lexicon in 2000) to death and raged against, digitally, forever more.
Preserve the EC!