Problem 1: Discuss the fairness of the current Electoral College system. Suggest possible changes, such as proportional division of Electoral College votes based on the popular vote within the state (which two states currently use to varying degrees). Why has it been so difficult to reform the Electoral College? Are there any serious prospects for changes in the future, and why? Is there any variation today in how states allocate their electoral college votes
Problem 2: Discuss how the Progressive changes to the electoral process-including direct election of senators, referendums, initiatives, and other measures-have changed American politics over time. Suggest hypothetical changes to history in which these measures had not been adopted in the American political electoral system. What effect might this have?