Those people who point out that the new Massachusetts law—awarding the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who gets the largest number of popular votes—would undercut the state’s overwhelmingly liberal voters in the event of a Republican being ahead, are technically correct but are missing a very important point. The law is written so that it only takes effect if enough other states pass similar legislation to constitute a majority of the electoral votes.
This would effectively nullify the workings of the electoral college and allow the POTUS to be elected by popular vote only, effecting a further erosion of the original republican (small “r”) intent of the founding fathers (an earlier example would be the 17th amendment).
The new Massachusetts law is actually rather fiendishly clever, showing the mindset of liberals and the left towards the constitution. Any way to get around it is fair game, and this is a rather creative one. It would increase the left’s electoral power significantly.