When two teams play the World Series, the winner is not necessarily the team that scores the most total runs in the series. It's the team that wins the most GAMES! There have been series in all sports where the winner actually had less total runs, points, etc., than the loser. Ya gotta win the games! You can lose three games by 15 runs altogether, and win four by one each game. You WIN!
I bring this up because I'm SOOOO tired of listening to the losers talk about Hillary's winning the popular vote. So what? She knew the rules, and so did her sob sisters and brothers. Trump won eighty-four per cent of the counties in America, and THIRTY of fifty states. Yeah, he got wiped out in California and New York, but hey, Hillary also got their electoral votes which were quite a few. I doubt we'd be hearing any whining from these babies if Clinton won and Trump got the popular vote.
Look, America is a collection of states, and these states have their own interests. The electoral college is set up to give states proportional representation in the electoral process, but not to the point where their population advantage can run roughshod over the rest of the country by sheer numbers. It's a compromise, much like giving every state two Senators, but the number of Representatives depend on population. Same concept.
I don't think it's a bad system. New York and California have a proportional advantage, but not to the point of lunacy. Big cities have a LOT of freeloaders -- I mean, uh, "entitlement" recipients -- and they're not known to vote Republican. Get away from the big cities, and it's not as prevalent.
Now, IF we are to get rid of the electoral college, we should just get rid of all the states. Right now, the idea is that the states elect the president. This is hard for liberals to understand, because they regard states as a pain in the butt. They want to put them all under the thumb of the feds. But the government is supposed to work in the interest of the states, and not the other way around. I take "states (state's?) rights" seriously, although it can be overdone greatly, as it was in the Jim Crow era, as an excuse to keep black people down. Nevertheless, it's important that states make their own laws with a minimum amount of interference. The good people of Minnesota look at the world differently, than the good people of New Mexico. Laws vary from state-to-state, and if you have serious problems with them, you can (hopefully) move. Anywya, again, the idea is that states elect the president.
I didn't hear anyone complaining about the electoral college BEFORE the election. If it's such a big deal, both parties had many opportunities to try and change it over the years. Hillary herself said she would do just that when she took her seat in the Senate back in 2001. She didn't. So, for all you losers, quit whining. Under the rules, America -- particularly Middle America -- has spoken. Don't like it? Fine, that's your right.
Just quit sniveling.