The Problem with the Electoral College

It seems that while Hillary Clinton will win the popular vote, Donald Trump has won the election due to the Electoral College. Out of 57 Presidential elections, there have been 4 instances where the candidate that won the popular vote lost the election because of the electoral college. This happened in 1876, 1888, 2000, and now 2016, which is a failure rate of 7%. Another interesting quirk of the electoral college is that it gives disproportionately more votes to smaller states and takes votes from bigger states. This seems to benefit the GOP because many of the states that typically vote Continue reading The Problem with the Electoral College