Unlike, say, hip-hop music or cheeseburgers, the Electoral College is an American tradition that hasn't been eagerly copied by the rest of the world. That's not to say that other countries don't have their own version of an electoral college. Here's a rundown on how electoral colleges work in those countries, according to the CIA World Factbook. Electoral College hasn't been imitated, it's likely to continue as an anachronistic vestige of an earlier political environment. Before he won an Electoral College victory, Trump himself had an unfavorable view of the institution.