"The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy." (Donald Trump)
USA Today/Heidi M. Przybyla, 12/19/16, 3:10 pm, "Tump wins Electoral College vote as insurgency fizzles." "WASHINGTON — Donald Trump will — officially — become president next month. Trump surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed from 538 electors casting their ballots, in a day of normally ceremonial voting that drew attention amid intense social media pressure and protests in state capitols."