James Snell is angry that his vote for Bush won’t count, because he lives in California. (I mean, it will count, but California is considered a lock for Kerry.) If I still lived in California I’d be angry because my vote for Kerry wouldn’t count (I mean, it would, but it would be much less significant than a vote from a person living in Wyoming or Rhode Island.)
Personally, I’d prefer to get rid of the electoral college, but that would require a Constitutional amendment and its ratification would undoubtedly depend entirely on short-term political advantage. In the meantime, proportional electoral voting, as Maine does now and Colorado will either do this election or next (yikes!), seems a clearly good idea.
Now, I’m “lucky” enough to be in what is apparently a swing state, so I’ll have a good feeling when casting my ballot on Tuesday.