I'm leaving this discussion. Tired of being bombarded by text.
The implication that states do not matter even though they all do is more a result of the Federalization of everything than the Electoral College. The deference to parties as well which are also not I'm the constitutionals it harder for alternative parties to grow.
Having to run a complete national campaign forever enshrines the two parties as there is no opportunity to pick off a state or two to demonstrate viability.
The continued nonsense about everyone's vote not being equal is again a national point of view when these are still state elections.
Out of here.