Many of you may already be aware that there have been several pushes over the last several years to do away with the electoral college system of voting to adopt a national popular vote system.
From NOLA.com: "Voters and legislatures across the country have discussed the relative merits of the current electoral system versus other proposed systems, such as that espoused by the National Popular Vote movement. To date, only four states--Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey--have enacted NPV legislation, which would go into effect only if adopted by enough states to garner a majority of the nation's electoral votes. However, 24 states considered NPV bills in 2008, and 42 states considered such legislation in 2007, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures."
It was reported today that Louisiana is the latest state to debate such a law. Propesed by a Democrat, the proposal will go up for debate this week.