Why we need the Electoral College - Personal Liberty®:
"...The Founding Fathers feared two things above all else: a democracy and an overly powerful executive.
The Electoral College was designed to prevent both.
For a good history of the Electoral College and its evolution over the years, read “Origins of the Electoral College,” by Randall G. Holcombe.
...The election process has drifted far from where the Founders intended.
Still, the Electoral College is essential for preventing the U.S. from becoming a democracy with the president elected by popular vote.
Democracies are mob rule or groupism, as I explained in “How the anti-Trump crowd clamors for its own slavery.”
Democracy is anathema to individual liberty. Democracy is tyranny with a pretty face.
Without the Electoral College a presidential candidate would merely have to win a big majority of the population in the five or six of the most populace states to carry the election – say California, New York, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.
As it is, Democrats hold a decisive advantage in the Electoral College math because they advocate for socialism, minorities love socialism, and minorities tend to congregate in the urban areas.
As a result, Democrats can win only about 20-30 percent of the counties of the America and still win the election, even with the Electoral College.
Look at the map* below.
It shows the counties won by Hillary Clinton (blue) and Donald Trump (red)."