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President Trump and President George W. Bush won the electoral vote during the election, but not the popular vote. How does the electoral college work?

USA TODAY

If metro areas want something different from states such as Iowa, then voting in Iowa becomes essentially meaningless.

There is a movement afoot to eliminate the Electoral College and replace it with a popular vote. It is a very bad idea.

To proceed, we need to leave our naiveté at the door and recognize that voting methods that allow the “correct” side to win are preferred by that side.

A pure popular voting system appears appealing, but there are sound reasons why the Electoral College system was created to select a president.

Allowing everyone to have an equal voice in an election is a worthy goal, if everyone has an equal