Donald Trump had it pegged. The election was rigged. Hillary Clinton won the most votes. But Trump won the presidency.
It was rigged 229 years ago by the Founding Fathers. They created a convoluted, undemocratic presidential election system that became known as the electoral college.
It was part of a classic backroom political deal fashioned to appease Southern slave states so they’d sign the new Constitution. The South — slave owners, anyway — fretted about the North’s larger population and the political power that came with it. Those Yankees might even abolish slavery.
So they infamously compromised. Slaves wouldn’t be allowed to vote, but...