"Ron Le BlancThis is one thing the Electoral College does - it keeps 146 counties from deciding who the president is rather than having the whole country make that decision.
This reminds us of one of the big differences between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Under the Articles, each state received the same number of votes in Congress - one. Big state or little state, they all got one vote. Now this suited the small states just fine because it gave them a disproportionate say in the governing of the country. And that is the issue today in the argument of popular vote versus Electoral College. The former gives a few states a disproportionate say in the election of the president. Let's keep it so that the people of all the states have a say.
From Business Insider:
Using Census data, we've figured out that half of the United States population is clustered in just the 146 biggest counties out of over 3000.
Here's the map, with said counties shaded in. Below the map is the list of all the counties, so you can see if you live in one of them."
It is noteworthy to demonstrate how here in the State of Oregon, gerrymandering has given a few counties a marked advantage in representation to the detriment of the rest of the state 's counties being disenfranchised in the legislature in Salem as well as in Washington, DC.
This may be how it works in a democracy, however the USA is NOT a democracy, it is by constitutional mandate, a representative republic and guaranteed a republican form of governance.