State Assemblyman Evan Low, like many people, freaked on Election Night, as most states went red in favor of President-elect Donald Trump. In a tweet that was kinda-sorta joking, Low suggested he would introduce legislation to begin California’s secession from the union. He has since come to his senses and dropped the #CalExit talk. Now, Low simply wants to abolish the Electoral College, which was established in 1787. Hillary Clinton defeated Trump in last month’s popular election by 2.7 million votes and counting, making this the second time in 16 years that a candidate won the popular vote for president and still managed to lose. In a resolution co-authored by two state senators and 11 fellow Assembly members, including the South Bay’s recently sworn-in freshmen, Ash Kalra and Marc Berman, Low wants the state Legislature to encourage Congress to send states a constitutional amendment that would elect the president and vice president by a popular vote. Three-quarters of the 50 states would need to ratify such an amendment, which was actually proposed last week by California’s soon-to-retire U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. It’s not clear if Boxer’s successor, Kamala Harris, is willing to carry the baton on such a move. “The system fundamentally favors small states,” Low said, “but at the same time we should ensure that we adhere to the Constitution: one person, one vote.” The fact that Kalra is already working with Low and neighboring districts should be a welcome sign for people living in Assembly District 27, whose former representative, Assemblywoman Nora Campos, had a history of ... well, a lot of things. Many thought Kalra would become a successor to county Democratic Party Chairman Steve Preminger, but Kalra scored a surprisingly strong victory last month over Madison Nguyen. Names being considered to fill the county Democratic Central Committee’s top spot include Vice Chairman Bill James, former UFCW union rep Tony Alexander and even former U.S. Rep. Mike Honda.