electric current flow

KB Koh wrote

Electric current actually take the path of least resistance. If one of your
several items has a short circuit to ground, all the current will flow there and
none to the rest of your items. The sum of current to all items is equal to the
input current. Something got to do with Kirchoff(sp?) Law.

Nope, electric current takes all paths in inverse proportion to their
resistance, to oversimplify "Most of the electric current takes the path of
least resistance". It's the currrent that does not go through the ground
wire that you need to be concerned with.