The French presidential election is a result of France being a democracy. No candidate got a majority of the votes, but Emmanuel Macron got a plurality of the votes. The French then held a runoff election between Macron and Marine Le Pen. This ensured that the president-elect will have the support of the majority of the people.In our recent presidential election, no candidate got a majority of the votes, but Hillary Clinton got a plurality of the votes. Since we have an arcane system -- an Electoral College that is right out of the Middle Ages (the Holy Roman Empire had prince-electors who chose the emperor) -- Donald Trump, a candidate who was not supported by a majority of the people, is our president. Why we don't amend the Constitution to allow the people to elect our presidents simply escapes me. We amended the Constitution to directly elect senators about 100 years ago. When a small group of people makes decisions that are contrary to the will of a majority of the people (a majority of the voters did not want Donald Trump to be president), you have an oligarchy, not a democracy. The founders got some things wrong; e.g., they didn't abolish slavery. But the Constitution was amended to end slavery. The Constitution should now be amended to allow the people to elect our presidents.