25 Jun '19 20:35>2 edits
@kazetnagorra saidThere's an even worse (although far more unlikely) scenario. One vote belonging to a person from Wyoming (the least populous state) effectively counts the same as that of 4 Californians (the most populous state). Votes in small states (by population) count for more than votes in large ones, so ignoring the large states and winning all the smallest states up until you have just over 50% of the EC is the most brutally efficient way to win the election in terms of minimizing the amount of support needed for victory. Also, you only have to win just more than 50% in each of the small states.
Under the Electoral College system, it is possible to win the election with only a plurality of the vote in a small number of large states, and no votes in the other states.
It's highly unlikely, but it just showcases the flaws of the EC system.