Bill Clinton won with 43% of the popular vote in 1992. 57% voted for someone else. Did anyone on the Left push for getting rid of the electoral college then? No, Time magazine said Clinton had a "Mandate for Change". Btw, Clinton only carried ONE state with more than 50% of the popular vote (Arkansas). He took 4 states getting less than 40% of the popular vote. Donald Trump carried 22 states with more than 50% popular vote (9 of them 60% or more). Why is the electoral college bad now but A-OK in 1992? --- Post Merged, Dec 21, 2016 --- I do think it's fair to question a system where `someone who only got 43% of the popular vote could win 69% of the electoral college. Of course 1992 was a strange year in many ways. Funny though that Time magazine says Trump will be President of the "Divided States of America" yet Clinton had a "Mandate for Change". And they still don't get why Trump won.