I think in principal this is close to the original way it was intended to be but my issues are that the GOP only wants it in certian states. It is good for them in Virginia, Ohio, Florida, WIsconson but not Texas, Nebraska (where they have it already), Louisiana etc.
I also think it is short sighted of them. Had this been in place in 2000 in those states we would have elected Gore. It seems that even though a bill has been filed in Virginia it has little chance of becoming law since McDonell doesn't like it. I do disagree with MSNBC that it will violate the voters right act of 1965.