I'm trying to think back over history. Two interesting concepts that are currently in favor with different factions are Communism and Democracy. Neither works. The former cannot even be started without a despot involved. The latter leads to failures such as Greece, Thailand's "Democrazy", and other dramatic mistakes.
The US Constitutionally speaking is a Republic rather than a pure Democracy. I'd rather not go with a pure democracy. But, if I must then I'd demand that the election is not settled until one candidate has over 50% of the vote. So a runoff election between, in this case, Hillary and Trump with no third, fourth, or fifth party candidates involved is mandatory. I suspect the results might not be what the pure Democracy advocates are expecting. The third party candidates allowed people who just could not stomach voting for Hillary or Donald an outlet. For some reason they refused to vote for Hillary. For another reason they refused to vote for Donald. But, they did vote creating a higher vote count needed for a pure majority. If forced into the binary decision they might swallow bile and vote for the turd in the punch bowl rather than the as yet unindicted criminal who played fast and loose with US secrets, killed an ambassador for her convenience, and so forth.
But that's all a silly argument. It would require a Constitutional Amendment to make the change. And that's not gonna happen any time soon. The barriers an prospective amendment faces are very high compared to mere electoral college hurdles.