Gerrymandering has been a sneezy way for the powerful to stack the deck against the opinions with which they disagree. I believe it has been a practice dating back to the Reconstruction period in the South. Gerrymandering and the electoral college seem to be ways around the popular vote. I do believe, though there is still much work to be done, that our electorate is educated enough to have one person, one vote. We are not stupid, and we are more informed than ever in history. I am for having the right to directly elect a POTUS with the popular vote alone. The rest is just political chicanery!