You know, I'm one of the people who thinks that the electoral college is a flawed system which should be replaced. My home state of California gets 55 votes in the electoral college, which is more than any other state. Technically, if California wanted to be a jerk, it could pretty much override the decisions made by at ten other states.
Oddly enough, the flaw in the system isn't that California makes other states irrelevant. It's that other states make California irrelevant. Actually, only about six or so states matter in the upcoming election, the so-called "battleground states" where the candidates spend all their time and energy. The other 44 states are pretty much a foregone conclusion, thereby making voting in those states highly unnecessary. I'd prefer a system where all the states are important, not just a few.
Wouldn't it be unexpected if, say, New Hampshire's three electoral college votes end up deciding the election? It's possible. New Hampshire is a swing state.