People who say we should eliminate the electoral college probably don’t realize it’s purpose. If elections were done by straight popular vote the more densely populated states such as New York and California would have the lion’s share in determining the future of our government. About 1/2 of the states wouldn’t be worth campaigning for at all because their population numbers simply wouldn’t matter enough. So by popular vote alone a select few states would have almost all the say in our government and too many states would have little or no say. The electoral college is divided up exactly the same as the congressional seats are divided amongst the states. There’s a reason the founding fathers structured things this way. This nation is a union of states after all and all states must be fairly represented in governance and vote. Not just the few really crowded ones. If you can’t see the logic in this still, maybe if we switched to popular vote like you say perhaps they’ll just stop bothering with elections in your state entirely. I bet you’d get it then.