On Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous 9-0 decision that states can punish faithless electors in the Electoral College. I.e. States can make it mandatory and binding for Electoral College voters to vote the popular vote of their state.
There have been occasional moments where there have been faithless electors and I know there were many (myself included) calling for the Electoral College to not hand over the White House to Donald Trump, but at the end of the day, the Electoral College rarely breaks ranks with the will of their state. So, in many ways, this decision is somewhat an academic one as states rarely need to worry about this issue.
However, this ruling reminds us of how silly the Electoral College is to begin with. Especially now in this modern era. It honestly makes more sense for the nationwide popular vote to decide who gets elected president. Thoughts?