Realistically, the electoral college did what it was supposed to do. Also realistically, the result has been a disaster and is likely to grow worse. I don't have a solution, but it seems pretty clear that the electoral college needs an overhaul. Trump is unprepared and unfit for the office. If there's a 1.7 million vote discrepancy that should tell you something.
The Electoral College was devised as a compromise between those who wanted popular elections for president and those who wanted no public input. The fact that Hillary Clinton most likely won the U.S. popular vote but won't be president has some people wondering, "Wait, why do we do it this way?''
Thank - or blame - the Founding Fathers for creating the possibility of a so-called "divergent election'' when they set up the Electoral College.
The electoral college was supposed to work to fight inequality, but instead did the opposite. How a person with over a million less votes can win the election makes no sense. This isn't the intention of the electoral college, and I think its time we take a good hard look at whether the electoral college is even relevant anymore.
President Elect Donald Trump was the Republican nominee, straight and fair. He garnered enough votes to achieve the number of electoral votes to win the presidency. The system worked the way it was designed to work; and, it worked the way it has always worked. No president has ever been elected by popular vote because the Founding Fathers set up the Electoral College, and in this election, there are more Republican votes. It is plain and simple.