Hillary Clinton won the popular vote–primarily based on the consistently blue states of New York and California–and has led to constant whining about abolishing the Electoral College. Having attended public school in various states and countries, I find it odd that the most vocal denouncers of the Electoral College are the ones who grew up and were educated in blue states. I have a theory that Americans who grew up in blue states were raised to think that pure democracy would be better for America than the constitutional republic that we actually have. New Yorkers and Californians in the public eye are whining that the Electoral College strips the voters of their choice, but I would argue that abolishing the Electoral College would only favor a handful of states in the federal republic of fifty states–primarily New York, California, and Massachusetts.
Having states conduct their own elections is a strength, not a weakness. Nationalizing this country into essentially one state with a capital on the east coast is a very bad idea. The Electoral College is just one instrument that allows each of the fifty states to preserve its own interests, its own ideals, and its own independence. I would argue that the Electoral College is the most obvious protection of state’s rights as granted by the 10th Amendment.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.