The electoral college was a fitting idea in its time. But in the 230 years since its ratification, the system has been distorted to allow smaller populations of people to carry *more* influence than is equal, creating a profound lack of representation in how our people’s voices are heard. The President and Vice President are the only offices elected this way. It is time make the process directly democratic, like we did with U.S. Senators in the 17th Amendment.