I feel that having the states go by popular vote and electoral votes is stupid.
I think you don't understand why we have a popular vote.
But is till don't understand why we need a popular vote?
An electoral college is a group of people appointed by each state who formally elects the president and vice president of the united states
So a popular vote is a good thing because in some cases you only need to win one state to equal the other party's vote.
states like North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana all have a small popular vote. That means if you were to will all three of those states and the other party won one state that was something like Florida which has a higher popular vote the other party would win because Florida has a higher popular vote.
A few of the good things about electoral college is that one party only need to get a few states that have a high popular vote and could win the election.
Another problem with electoral college is that you can win the presidency without winning the popular vote
A common problem with electoral college is It creates the possibility for the loser of the popular vote to win the electoral vote
Another good thing about electoral college is The Electoral College guarantees certainty to the outcome of the presidential election.