Which is exactly what the Electoral College does. This post sums it up fairly well. (and please for the love of God read the whole thing before responding I beg you) Basically, without this system you essentially get people living in small, densely packed cities deciding the fate of the rest of the country. You Europeans have to understand that for some of you we have states that are close or even bigger than your whole country population wise. The system has to be able to represent all of us from North to South and East to West and it's a big and diverse fuckin country. I would rather a bunch of people in LA, New York, Chicago and another handful of cities get to decide whose gonna lead the country when they only represent a pretty small part of the actual country both in size and demographics. More people voting doesn't automatically equal good. There are a lot of people who don't know or care a damn thing about politics, do you really want them going out and voting for whoever because a catchy ad campaign told them to? Not to mention just plain stupid people... Everyone should have the right to vote but not every one probably should vote.