All the States, except Maine and Nebraska, use a winner-take-all system.
Whichever candidate wins the majority of the popular vote in a State gets all of its Electoral Votes.
There's debate every four years about the fairness of the system, whether it empowers the less populous States or the more populous.
The issue for me is that it takes certain States off the campaign trail. Why would anybody campaign in a truly Red State? No Democrat will win it for the foreseeable future and no Republican will lose it, so why would either party bother to show up or spend any money on campaigning there? So watch the coming campaign or review past ones to see what States were fly-overs and which ones are described as (dun dun dun) battleground States??
Without the Electoral College every person's vote would count in the Presidential Election. (and Al Gore would have been President.)
Every four years I read where somebody has proposed a Constitutional Amendment to discontinue the Electoral College. I got real excited the first time I read about it.
Joe(That was in 1958)Nation