It seems likely that Hillary Clinton will win the most votes in the US presidential elections, and yet lose the election, resoundingly.
Just as the UK’s first past the post electoral system rigs elections in ways that ensures results in no way reflect public opinion so too does the US system achieve the same outcome by not using that system for presidential elections.
There are three obvious conclusions. The first is that election systems have to be designed to suit their purpose.
Quite so. The point of the American electoral system being that, given the geographic spread of the country, the urban cores do not get to determine the result by sheer weight of numbers.
Thus the Electoral College for the Presidency, each State gets two Senators, no State gets less than one Representative and the remainder of the seats in the House of Representatives allocated by population.
They have actually considered this point and that’s why they have the system they do.