I think if the US would be a state of law it would have to follow its own law/constitution, thus, it is the electoral college which has the decision and popular vote is simply irrelevant. Almost all democracies have elements which are in conflict with "popular vote". In Germany, it would be possible in theory that a party with 5.01% of the votes gets 100% of the seats in the Bundestag, simply because all votes for parties below 5.00% are simply ignored. The official justification - one wants to prevent the situation that many very small parties are unable to create stable coalitions - is a made-up argument, given that one could have reached the aim in another way, by allowing the parties below 5.00% to give their votes to other parties. Of course, those "the winner gets all" systems are even worse. But in fact it does not matter much. I do not object against democracies because of that. No, given what I have seen from the Dems plans, the system will be modified in such a way that the Dems will certainly win. 1.) making Puerto Rico and Washington DC states, and splitting California into two, to get much more seats in the Senate, 2.) voting rights for prisoners and illegal immigrants, 3.) more immigration, 4.) Increasing the number of Supreme Courts to get an own majority there so that they would not prevent 1.-3.. Or they may simply install an electronic voting system controlled by the NSA. So forget about it. Either the Reps win now or never again in foreseeable future. There is the possibility that the coming crisis hits so hard that the established order crashes completely, and even those measures would not be sufficient. But then plausibly the system crashes without further elections. The US may split into now Rep-controlled and now Dem-controlled parts, and plausibly in both parts both old Parties will be replaced by something new too. You obviously didn't get it. But I have not expected that you get it, so don't worry.