Hi Larry. I agree with you about the electoral college. I think it is a flawed system that has failed already more than once in that it allowed someone to be elected to office who did not actually win the vote of the people. I also agree with Jen that our elected officials do not always represent our interests. I live in the deep south, and so more often than not, the candidates that I vote for are not the ones who win, so then I am left feeling like my elected officials are not actually making decisions that align with my attitudes and beliefs. However, I am optimistic that the pendulum is swinging back to the side of popular sovereignty working as it should, and that our advocacy efforts can make a difference.