The discussion of Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote came up again over at Althouse.
The World Series is up to seven games. The first team that wins four games is the champion. They don't total up who scored the most runs from all the games put together. You could do it that way with some baseball tournament you design somewhere, I suppose. But when you had the first champion crowned which had lost six games by a run but won 11-0 in the other because one pitcher was terrible, you would decide it wasn't quite what you are looking for. It would become apparent that the concept of games had been lost, as all that would matter was the final total of runs.
It's not just the Electoral College that would be eliminated. It would be the whole idea of a state election. Candidates would only campaign in the biggest cities, or at least, only run on issues of interest to cities. States would not matter, and people outside the cities would not matter.
We could apply that to the UN as well. The Chinese could just tell the rest of us what to do.