What is the future of the electoral college?

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - After President-elect Trump's win in this year's general election, some are calling for a re-examination of the electoral college.

Former Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and several senators from surrounding states have all spoken out against the process.

Paul Reynolds is one of three committeemen for the Republican National Committee representing Alabama. He says having the electoral college is as important as freedom of speech.

"It was put into play by the founding fathers, who were much, much smarter than anybody that's trying to make any changes today," Reynolds said.

The electoral college process was established by the constitution and says a candidate can only be elected president if he or she wins a majority of the 538 electors--therefore, securing at least 270 electoral votes to win the White House.

After protests broke out around the country trying to delegitimize Mr. Trump's win, Reynolds said the other electoral option, a popular vote, would be one-sided.

"If we went to a popular vote count only, then it would be New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, the left coast as they call it, and that would be the decision," Reynolds said.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, President-elect Trump claims he won the popular vote, by tweeting, if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.