I think you miss a critical point.
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Your response misses a critical point. This isn’t just about unfairness in California or NY.

Like it or not, “red” states include many “blue” voters. Yet EVERY vote should count, as much as possible.

All of the talk about NY and Cali ignores the millions of voters throughout the US that ALSO voted for Hillary.

And the EC wasn’t designed to protect small states. Many small states are already irrelevant under the EC system. The EC was designed to persuade slaver owning states to join the union.