The founding fathers wanted the electoral college because they wanted to put a check on the people. This year I finally understand how uneducated and wrong so many Americans can be however the system is broken. Electors very rarely are able to vote against their candidate .. Sometimes with judicial law blocking or hindering them. The popular vote makes much more sense. It would encourage electors to campaign to every American and encourage Americans to get out the polls because it actually makes their vote feel valuable! Stop the electoral college!