"It is a system meant to balance the needs of high population areas and low population areas so that it isn't a tyranny..." Not quite. Its a system designed to work with two limitations. One was the technology of the time. The second was the uncooperative states; they were offered more voting power than otherwise entitled in order to entice them along. The founders of this system were not fans of it themselves, but offering some states increased voting power was the only way to get those states to commit. Our founding fathers didn't like this system, but it was as close to a democracy as could be created given the players. Personally,I think every vote should be counted, and the electoral college scrapped. It is outdated.