The electoral college system does a few things that limits the Americans people's voice. First off it can alter elections. Election 1876, 1888, and 2000 outcomes were all different from what the people wanted because of the electoral college. In election 1876, Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes lost the popular vote with 4,036,298 votes, but won the electoral college with 185 electoral votes. His opponent Samuel J. Tilden a Democrat, won the popular vote with 4,300,590 votes, but lost the electoral college with 184 electoral votes. Hayes was elected President of the United States because he received more electoral votes. In 1888 Republican Benjamin Harrison lost the popular vote with 5,439,853 votes but won the electoral college with 233 electoral votes. His opponent, Democrat Grover Cleveland won the popular vote with 5,540,309 votes but lost the electoral college with 168 electoral votes. Benjamin Harrison was elected President because he won the electoral college. Then we get to the famous 2000 Presidential election. Republican George W. Bush lost the popular vote with 50,456,062 votes but won the electoral college with 271 electoral votes. His opponent, Democrat Albert Gore, Jr. won the popular vote with 50,996,582 votes but lost the electoral college with 266 electoral votes. George W. Bush was elected President because he won Florida which gave him 271 electoral votes, and 270 electoral votes were needed to win. Thank god.
The electoral college changes the real outcome of a Presidential election as well as deters the American voter from voting. The only way to change this is by removing the current system and replace it will direct elections by the people. The government is supposed to work for by and of the people. The electoral college gets in the way of this.