I do not like the allocation system of Maine and Nebraska.
Its appealing at first...until one realizes the congressional districts are gerrymandered beyond repair.
In 2004, only 42 districts (out of 435) were won by less than 4%...or ‘competitive’. This means only 10% of the voters would be voting in a ‘meaningful’ contest.
I haven’t done the math; but, I assume the population of the ‘swing states’ is more than 10% of the nation...making the current system superior, as far as representation goes.
We have two CD's in SW Pennsylvania alone which sent RATs to congress but voted for McCain. Paul Ryan has won seven elections by landslide proportions in his Wisconsin District but the GOP presidential candidate has carried it only once (Bush, narrowly, in 2004).
The leftists are always whining that we should be more like Europe or Canada. A nationwide congressional district voting system would be a step in that direction without throwing out what the electoral college was designed to do in the first place-- prevent a few large cities from dominating every election.
Gerrymandering can also be addressed at the state level. Iowa, just to name one example, has very neatly drawn congressional districts and Gerrymandering is prohibited.
What's your alternative?