As a staunch defender of the Electoral College, I found your editorial, "One person, one vote" (Nov. 14) interesting. As interesting and worthy of consideration as the Electoral College compact may be, it would need to be enshrined in federal law to be truly effective.
Taking this election for example, what's to stop Michigan or Pennsylvania or Georgia from saying, "We don't care who all those West-Coast liberals voted for, a majority of Michiganders (or Pennsylvanians or Georgians) voted for Donald Trump," and quickly overriding their state law to give Mr. Trump their electoral votes and make him president anyway? In that case, not only do you have a split electorate, but now the Hillary Clinton supporters will accuse the Michiganders (or Pennsylvanians or Georgians) of treason and stealing the election!
Unless the law of the nation is changed to prevent states from engaging in this sort of behavior, the Electoral College compact won't fix the problem; it might even make the situation worse. As an alternative, why not have every state award their Electoral College votes like Nebraska and Maine? This would address both of your concerns by giving the candidates a reason to campaign nationwide, and also give the voters more influence by making their electoral pool smaller.
Chris Lowe, Columbia