Although the article is an editorial and not so much a news article per se, it does include some info on the movement to circumvent the EC that I wasn't familiar with. The article states:
The reform movement, driven by a bipartisan coalition called National Popular Vote, has a long way to go. But Hawaii is close to approval, and hundreds of legislators are sponsoring the change in more than 40 other states. It is an ingenious way around the fact that the alternative strategy of trying to amend the Constitution would require the approval of three-fourths of the states, leaving veto power in the hands of smaller states over-represented in the college.It is an interesting strategy. I would prefer a Constitutional amendment, but I really feel that the Electoral College needs to go, one way or another.