Does the VA 2A Mess Show us -

Imagine the effects of state electoral colleges on the western states, California, and New York, Illinois. The populous of Denver could no longer control the state of Colorado. Same thing in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. 98% (geographically speaking) of the state has more in common with Georgia than the 2% that rule the elections.

formula1, you are on to something. What a novel idea, only Taxpayers should have a say of how our money is spent by the government and determine the direction of its course.

Reminds me of a quote from a few hundred years ago.

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy...”
― Alexander Fraser Tytler (referencing “The Fall of The Athenian Republic”)

This always reminds me of the voting strategies of one particular political party.

Historically speaking, we as a nation has continually stripped the states of their rights originally afforded under the 10th amendment of the constitution. Some good, some bad. History will write that story.