Electoral College Refresher
There are 3,141 counties in the United States
Trump won 3,084 of them
Clinton won 57
There are 62 counties in New York
Trump won 46 of them
Clinton won 16
Clinton won the popular vote by approximately 1.5 million votes. In the 5 counties that encompass NYC (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond and Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million votes more than Trump. (Clinton only won won 4 of these counties, Trump won Richmond)
Therefore these 5 counties compromise 319 square miles. The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles. When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those that encompass a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.
You can summarize this way: both the Senate and the electoral college were designed to provide some equality for the states. Every state gets two Senators no matter how big or small it is. And the electoral college, being based on the number of Senators plus Representatives for each state, also gives some leverage to small states. It goes all the way back to the Constitutional convention and is at the very heart of our system of government. I sure as he11 don't want NY and California making the rules for the rest of the United States.