The population as a whole should be able to have their voices heard. The electoral college makes a vast majority of progressive and modern citizens impotent against presidents that would move the country in a direction that stifles that agenda. This current WH resident is a perfect example. He won with 70,000 votes. 70,000. Hillary Clinton won by almost 3,000,000. And for that, we are now in the progress of seeing a reversal of progressive policies, in 2 years, put in place by a President elected by a majority twice! President Obama would have won without the EC. Al Gore should have been put in place by the electorate, he 543,895 more votes, not by the Supreme Court, who gave Bush the EC. Abolish this atavistic policy.