Why not allow a state to have its own Electoral College?

The Electoral College system is a compromise between the president being elected by Congress or by popular vote. It was established in Article II of the Constitution and amended by the 12th Amendment in 1804.
Most folks know that a congressional district is based on population, but why aren’t Governors and other statewide offices elected by a states’ own version of the Electoral College?
The current system in all but two states is that the popular votes rules the day no matter what. No “safeguards” are made for urban domination. Washington’s 10 most populous cities are, in order: Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Yakima, Renton and Spokane Valley. Four of these urban areas are in King County (Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, Renton).
While two lay within Spokane County (Spokane, Spokane Valley). Tacoma, Vancouver, Everett are in Pierce, Clark and Snohomish counties respectively. Thus nine of the top 10 are either on the so-called West Coast or the extreme east side of the state with only Yakima anywhere near north central Washington.
Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Chelan, Leavenworth, Cashmere, Brewster, Manson, Pateros and every other town in the Chelan-Douglas-Okanogan  counties area don’t even show as a blip on the radar population-wise and will therefore never be a factor in electing anyone even if they all voted for the exact same person(s) without the support of a major urban area, or several, as listed above.
The liberal West (Left Coast) will be in charge of all statewide offices for the foreseeable future, probably until most of us are taking dirt naps.
Instituting an Electoral College for Washington would help alleviate this urban dominance that is disenfranchising the rural voter. I am not mathematically smart enough to know how to divvy up the population-to-ratio of electoral votes, but I am able to point to almost every state and see that the major urban area is where the politicians pander to, knowing that’s the crowd they need to please.
Elmer the cow peddler, Boris the wheat farmer and Janice the chamber president don’t count for a hill of beans if population is the only criteria. Apple Andy and Annie better pray the socialist PC crowd doesn’t find fault with the eating of this Biblical fruit.
The same goes with peaches, cherries and pears. Only the vineyard owners will be allowed to operate as the left love getting drunk on their own visions of power and warped views of utopia.
It is far past time to change this ugly reality. Give all the people a fair chance at representative democracy. Indeed, make every vote count, not just the urban elite.

NCW Media Managing Editor Gary Bégin is soley responsible for his opinions. Comments? Email gary@ncwmedia.net. All email received is subject to reprinting as a Letter to the Editor unless explicitly requested not to by the sender.
 

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