Pay attention to the delegate math more than simple percentage of the popular-vote wins.
Ross Perot robbed Bill Clinton of the popular-vote majority he deserved, but he did move the Democrats to tackle the deficit.
Therefore I ask you not to compel us to have this question settled by what you term the popular-vote method.
Then you ask why we do not get suffrage by the popular-vote method, State by State?
the process by which qualified voters choose candidates or vote on issues, as opposed to elected representatives or an electoral college