The college makes sense if looking at statistics: There are 3,113 counties in the United States: Trump won [2,626, according to the Associated Press] and Clinton won . There are 62 counties in New York State: Trump won 46 and Clinton won 16. In the five counties that encompass NYC, Clinton received [roughly 1.5] million more votes than Trump. So these 319 square miles alone [accounted for more than half of Clinton’s margin in] winning the popular vote. The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles. It is ludicrous to suggest that the vote of those that inhabit only 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a "national" election. Large densely populated areas should not speak for the entire country; the geniuses who founded our country understood this and created a system to avoid it. Hopefully, everyone who reads this now understands the importance of the electoral college. Maybe Mr. Iacono should read "The Federalist Papers."