They already do not need to. There are only a handful of swing states that the candidates visit repeatedly. With a popular vote, every single vote influences the election results. Currently, unless you're in a swing state, we're only voting for the free stickers.
With 270 electoral votes needed to win, those Midwestern States are important.
Yes, okay, not as important as some of the swing States...in a close election. Still, those states out west, including Hawaii and Alaska, might as well take their poison with NPV, cause they don't have any say, unless it's a close race.That's it.
If we had a great candidate, there would be no need for swing states. Under normal circumstances, with an EC, their votes count because they are needed to reach that 270. Although, with NPV and under normal circumstances, their votes don't mean much at all.
That's why the EC was put in place. To give those less populated states a chance to decide who they wanted to run the country.
This would likely not have been an issue, if Hillary was not the candidate, nor Sanders. He took votes from her in swing states. His way was more socialist than Hillary's.
In the end, what those who voted for Hillary wanted to avoid with Trump, would have gotten exactly what they were afraid about...with Hillary. Plus, they would not have gotten the transparency we have seen so far. The president isn't above the law. Hillary is.
This is the basic issue with progressives. They think they know what is best for everyone, and what will make them happy. The Constitution actually says each of us as individuals, has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Forcing all to do what some think is best, is not liberty for all. Telling some they cannot complain about ideals and new laws that reduce the rights of average citizens while giving new freedoms to others, is not liberty. It's tyranny.
It's a tough time in this country's history. We may get through it with our republic in tact. We may not. So far, there are more out there that want democratic socialism. I don't care for changing our form of government. We already have the greatest country in the world.
We need to go back to the Constitution, not forward to a new government which our Constitution can no longer apply. I like the way our country was intended.
Those who are actively trying to change our form of government are essentially traitors and should be thrown in prison. That's my opinion.