If your uncle was a woman she would have been your aunt.
IF both drumph and killary had been going for a popular vote they would have campaigned differently. That was not the rules.
Though the day that popular vote matters at the fed level is the day the US is no longer a United States... as there is zero reason for smaller states to stay in the union as their voice would not be heard. Only NY, TX, CA, and a few other states would matter... a 'tyranny of the majority'. THAT is the reason for the EC in the first place. Read what the founding fathers had to say on direct democracy and why they 'compromised' on a EC setup.