posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 07:58 AM
There are a select number of states which do not compel their electoral college voters to mirror the outcome of the popular vote, until that changes
there is little to no point voting in the following states:
Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia
That is almost half the US right there where the electoral college votes are pretty much the will of those few rather than the many who cast their
votes in the popular elections.
As for the bottom up strategy that works to a point, but some of the biggest issues to the country right now cannot be handled by the states because
its not in their power or scope of responsibility. They have no say in foreign policy, the funding we give out via shovel to the rest of the world,
or any other global issue which we might want changed.