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Following President-elect Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 election, many of his detractors are trying to stir up a debate about the Electoral College.

They point out that Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by a margin of 290 to 232 in the electoral vote, but Clinton won the popular vote by a significant margin - which could be as high as 1.5 million votes.

On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Professor John Gilmour debated the eponymous host about the proposed abolishment of the Electoral College.

Gilmour explained that he's actually in favor of doing away with the current system, because it can lead to disputed election results and it compels candidates not to compete for large sections of the country.

He pointed out that states like California, New York and Texas are seen as foregone conclusions, and the candidates are basically wasting their time if they campaign there.

"Everybody's votes counts," he said. "And under the current way we elect presidents, a lot of people practically don't exist for the election."

Carlson pushed back, arguing that a popular vote election would mean that big cities would become candidates' sole focus, and millions of small town, rural Americans would then be the ones who didn't exist politically.

Watch the discussion above, and share your thoughts in the comments.

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