The map above shows the election results from the 2016 presidential election. Red indicates the vast areas throughout the country in which voters elected President Trump. The blue areas represent Democrat votes for Hillary Clinton. If popular votes from large cities alone elected presidents, then the less populated regions in the country would not be represented. The Founders cautioned about “tyranny of the majority” and created the Electoral College.
Or how it works? Or why America uses it to elect it's presidents instead of a straight popular vote? Author, lawyer and Electoral College expert Tara Ross does, and she explains that to understand the Electoral College is to understand American democracy.