If you want to understand the Electoral College read this article. It’s from the Jan 9, 2021 Wall Street Journal to which I subscribe. I’ve attached the article here as a pdf. Here’s how the article starts.
Scholars, pundits and progressives widely despise the Electoral College. They think it antiquated, irrational and undemocratic and argue for scrapping it in favor of a national popular vote.
But in 2020, when many hallowed American institutions submitted to street demonstrations and violence, the Electoral College proved a steadfast guardian of democracy. It can’t solve our problems on its own, but has given us a measure of stability to try for ourselves. A national popular election in 2020 would have made our problems immeasurably worse.
read the article by downloading the pdf and let us know your thoughts.