The Electoral College is designed to allow the States, rather than the people to elect the President. This is to stop New York, Los Angeles and a few other overpopulated rat’s nests (I use the term in John B. Calhoun’s sense) from dictating to the rest of the country whom shall be President.

Stop bleating about the popular vote: it is constitutionally invalid. Be glad we have the Electoral College: it ensures that geographical cover is as important as raw voting numbers:

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Geographically the vast majority of counties voted Republican/Trump.

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