From Bloomberg :
As Josiah Neeley, a Texas-based senior fellow at the R Street Institute, a conservative/libertarian Washington think tank, tweeted in March: 5
The Founding Fathers were suspicious of vulgar democracy. That’s why they designed a system where 95% of the time the candidate with the most votes wins, while in 5% of elections the 2nd highest vote getter randomly wins instead.
- “Bloomberg”: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-06-12/electoral-college-may-not-give-advantage-to-smaller-states