Recently we’ve heard calls to eliminate the Electoral College;to elect our Presidents just based on the total national popular vote. Eliminating the Electoral College is a BAD idea.
The electoral college members/voters represent each state and the District of Columbia, thus they represent the wide diversity of interests of different areas of our country. Thus a candidate and his/her positions must convince a majority in each state that he/she best addresses their concerns and interests. To succeed a candidate must appeal to the people and the interests of enough states and/or the District of Columbia to get a majority.
The Electoral College also helps ensure the integrity of elections as no one, two, or small number of unscrupulous states could, by driving up illegal votes, provide enough votes to sway an election.
Prager University addresses this issue very clearly, watch:
Remember this information when you hear people advocating for direct popular election of our President.