In 200 years the Electoral College and the popular vote have only disagreed twice.
In 1888, Quay bought Pennsylvania votes throwing the Electoral College to Harrison.
In 2000, the Supreme Court stopped the recount, throwing the Electoral College to Bush.
History shows that the electoral count and the popular vote should agree.
Therefore special effort must be made to verify the election results when the Electoral College and the popular vote do not agree. This verification must be completed by auditors who are not the original election officials, and it must be completed before the electors are allowed to vote.
Specifically for the 2016 election, the following should be verified.
1) States in which candidates are separated by votes that total less than 1% of eligible voters should be audited. The audit should use the original paper ballots. The audit must also verify that allegations of suppression or undo hardship are unfounded.
2) Precincts where less than 25% of voters voted must be audited. The audit must verify that allegations of suppression or undo hardship are unfounded.
Specifically for 2016 election, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Hampshire and any other state that meets the criteria above, should be audited. This audit is necessary to assure all voters that no fraud has been committed when the Electoral Vote does not agree with the popular vote.