With the tense political climate mounting in the United States after the 2016 presidential elections, some people have started to raise their voices against the electoral system in the U.S. These concerns regard the fact that the popular vote can be outweighed by the electoral college vote which represent people by area instead of number. With the many voices who have shown concerns, the question becomes natural: How does a popular vote work and would it even be efficient in the United States? Matteo Gazzola is a local Italian politician and law student in Milan, Italy. Italy is one of the many European countries that vote following a popular voting system. More in details Italy has a proportional representation system where people are represented according to the votes cast by individuals.