JT. the electoral college was founded by the 12th Amendment to the US Constitution. It is how we elect presidents.
Here's how and why:
All candidates plus informed voters know this every 4 years as well as every high schooler studying social science.
Why are you just now asking the question? By my estimate, the EC has been around at least 12 POTUS election cycles in your time and it's just now catching on to you. Or is it because your yellow dog has left the pound and after being abandoned by your blue collar workers, you might now have to think for yourself? You're not considering moving to a gerrymandered district carved out by the US DOJ where only the candidate of a particular race could win. If so, your lucky Trump is going to protect not only the 12th Amendment, but the 2nd as well cause history has recorded folks in those gerrymandered districts are sure gonna need some help.