Connecticut’s legislature has passed a bill that would give the state’s Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationally.
I'm no constitutional scholar, but the Electors in the Electoral College who have the only vote for President/VP that actually counts. We cast our votes for a slate of Electors pledged to vote for a particular party's candidates. At one time it was state legislators who picked the slate of Electors but have been popularly elected since the mid-19th century.
The Connecticut rules would probably not pass Constitutional muster. As others here point out, it would in effect disenfranchise the voters if the state's popular choice did not coincide with the national overall popular vote winner. Besides the Electoral winner has also carried the popular vote except in 4 elections, in 1876, 1888, 2000, and 2016.
However let's hope it works out! Should the law be in effect in 2020 it's set up for a delicious, wonderful irony:
1. You just KNOW Connecticut will go for whichever lame Democrat runs that year.
2. When President Trump wins a 2nd term, it's very, very likely he'll also win the national popular vote total.
3. That means Connecticut Electors will be obligated to vote for their enemy, President Trump! Even though they hate him and their preferred candidate won the state!
Obviously the idiots in Connecticut haven't thought this through. Not at all.