In California, Gov. Brown just signed a bill that would require the state’s electors to vote for whoever gets the majority in the presidential election nationally, regardless of the vote in California. This idea has always struck me as strangely undemocratic, but nowhere more so than in California. Consider that California is solidly a Democrat state. The chances of a Republican carrying California and not winning the national vote are minimal.
On the other hand, a Democrat might well win a solid majority in California but lose nationwide. Yet California Democrats are the one who pushed through the requirement that, in that case, the electors must go against the wishes of California voters and vote for the Republican. Amazing!