More on the Electoral College

I stand corrected on my explanation of the U.S. electoral college, our wacky way of selecting a president in which we vote state-by-state for slates of electors, who then gather to actually choose a president.

A helpful reader points out that Maine and Nebraska do not use a winner-take-all format, choosing two electors statewide and the rest by congressional district. Colorado is also considering abandonng winner-take-all in favor of proportional selection.