Gregg Easterbrook is one of my favorite writers -- penning the Tuesday Morning Quarterback column over on ESPN.com. He writes passionately about football, which I love, and he weaves in topics of science and sci-fi, which I find fascinating reading.
He makes the most compelling argument to abandon the Electoral College that I've found so far, written last week on Election Day:
A destructive dynamic exists between the Electoral College and modern techniques of targeted lobbying and ZIP code analysis of voter tendencies. The better campaign consultants become at manipulating votes, the more the Electoral College becomes a tool for special interests, favoring them versus the overall national interest.Scroll about halfway down to read the full section (or just read the whole blog post!).