David Axelrod, an Obama advisor, backed the Electoral College system and also made a reference to the Russian hacking that Democrats allege cost Hillary Clinton the election. But, his remarks describe why the Electoral College revolt failed:
“Look, Alexander Hamilton conceived of the Electoral College and the founding fathers as a buffer against democracy run amok, as a safe guard against someone who was unsuited for the office to take the office,” Axelrod said on CNN’s “New Day.”
“But it’s never been used in the history of our Republic,” he continued.
“To have it happen now, despite the fact that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and all that’s swirling around with Russia and so on,” he said, “I believe would split the country apart in a really destructive way and it would set this mad cycle in which every election the Electoral College vote would be in question.”