Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 US presidential election despite winning a majority of votes. The same thing happened to Al Gore in 2000. As a result, frustrated Democrats have been working furiously to abolish the Electoral College.
Shouldn’t “one person, one vote” prevail? Why do we let this antiquated system continue? In election after election, it seems as though the “fly-over” part of the country keeps foiling candidates hugely popular in NYC and LA. As explained in this short film, that is exactly what the electoral college is supposed to do: insure that heavily-populated regions of the country — whatever their political inclinations — are not able to disenfranchise and dominate geographic minorities in remote or less-densely populated states.
The system was deliberately designed to require candidates to consider the interests of the whole country, not just part of it, such that any candidate derisively dismissing a large part of the country as “deplorables” would lose. She just did.
That’s not a bug — it’s a feature.