***"#29 - it's accurate in some states, like Michigan I think. Given the horrors of the EC system, that view can't be summarily dismissed."*** YAV
By horrors, do you mean the EC not going the way you hoped? Based on the discrepancy between the popular vote and the EC? Well, if were speculating here, what if the vast majority of those Johnson voters voted Trump (if Johnson wasn't in the race)? There goes you PV discrepancy... In that scenario, the EC was right on (as if it wasn't correct as is).