Electoral College debated
In the comments, user Viking1946 writes:
"there is good reason for the establishment of the electoral college but it causes the national election to focus on small districts that can produce a swing - the fact that NYS is ignored by both candidates is because it is hoplessly (sic) a lock for the Democrat Party"
Derek Balling, however, replies:
"And without the electoral college, the election will focus on a small number of metropolitan areas where the entire election can be decided with the entire rural part of the country being a rounding error.