This morning I heard on NPR that ads for the presidential campaign are only being run in about 17 states — those states where the electors are still considered to be up for grabs. This comes on the heels of a discussion I had at work yesterday about the Electoral College. It seems to me to be a truly outmoded concept. Right now, if you’re from a state that’s certain to go one way or the other, your presidential ballot doesn’t count. It doesn’t matter that New York has millions of people who vote Republican, or that Texas has millions of people who vote Democratic. The presidential candidates don’t even want those votes, because the Electoral College throws them away. Seems kind of odd, doesn’t it?