"Remember the 2000 election? People were speculating that Bush might win the popular vote, but lose the electoral vote. It was the other way around. Remember the outcry from liberals? You crybabies haven't gotten over it yet. "
The outcry was because the Supreme Court in a partisan, one-time-only decision, stopped the vote counting in Florida and appointed the President. When they finally were all counted, it turned out Gore would have won FL. There was a little grumbling about the EC, but that wasn't the big issue. I'm sure Gore still has nightmares about the court.