There are lots of great reasons to live in a place like California or DC — having a direct say in the government isn’t exactly one of them.
Of course, the reason one person’s vote matters more than another is not because of some arcane clause of the constitution stipulating that only men can vote, or that black men count as 3/5 of a white man, but because of the very real, yet still very arcane electoral college. But to combat this inanity, the National Popular Vote movement is hard at work. Their strategy is simple: if enough states (270 electoral votes worth) pledge simultaneously to cast their electoral votes for the candidate who wins the popular vote, then the winner of the popular vote wins the election free of constitutional reform! It’s like magic! 20 states have already passed the requisite bill (and in true Rube Goldbergian fashion, this equates to only 50 electoral votes), so if you don’t see your state on this list, write your state legislators!