Okay smart people I need to understand something. I'll start off saying I'm a huge fan of the electoral college. I'm also frustrated by it as a Californian Independent because it often feels as if my vote contrary to the typical direction of the college is nullified. I don't have a in depth knowledge of the electoral college system so I'm hoping someone can break this down for me.
Does my vote counter (in this case for Republican president) during the general election in anyway sway the electoral college as far as future elections? It should be noted that in California if you are independent you cannot vote in the primary for a Republican candidate.
I look forward to hearing smart answers to my probably dumb question.