The Electoral College was the compromise between the large states, that wanted a popular vote for president, and the small states, that wanted each state to get one vote for president. Why did the small states want this? Because they feared the politics of the larger states would run run roughshod over their needs. Eliminating the Electoral College will potentially make 5 cities the deciders of who is president. While it may be great for those who agree with New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc - the rest of us will have no say in who becomes president.