The electoral college was designed to appease slave states, where slaves, who had no vote, outnumbered the voting white slaveowners. For the slave owners to have representation, the electoral college was designed. Since we no longer have slaves and slaveowners, because all Americans are supposed to be considered equal, we no longer need the electoral college. For the record, President Obama won both the electoral college and the popular vote, both times. It was only republicans who won elections through the electoral college only - Bush the younger and Trump. Please get rid of the electoral college, a system we no longer need because we no longer need to prop up slave owners.