Beto is getting massive amounts of cash from outside of TX. A Beto win would put wind in democrat's sails all over the country, hence the national and even international gravy train from some less than admirable contributors.
Robert Francis O'Rourke, to be exact. Beto is slang for Roberto (Robert) in Spanish. Don't get me wrong, I'm the last guy to support him. But he did grow up in El Paso where learning Spanish is almost obligatory. I don't know if Beto was a nickname when he was a kid or if he did, in fact, adopt it to appeal to a broader, more diverse base. Either way, he espouses very liberal ideals that run contrary to the majority of Texan's sensibilities.
Electoral college works fine, its just that people with leftist views outnumber people with right wing views everywhere, and, LIKE I SAID, they're apathetic on election day so republicans continue win elections. Thats why polls favored hillary, who I've been clear forever that I never liked, I voted for the libertarian, and she lost because the same people polled don't show up on election day...you should hope they continue that.