I see no reason to bother with a lengthy--or even brief--post on the defense of the Electoral College when Razorfist does it for me. So I'll just embed his video (a brief one) and let him do the talking. (Side of Fuck You to the Climate Hoax for additional goodiness.)
The two key points of the rant: The College keeps the rural population from being silenced, and the Hoaxing Media lies shamelessly (and has for generations) in order to keep the population suckered into voting for centralization (which urbanization is part of). Not only should the Collage be protected, decentralization--of power, of population, etc.--so that the other trends undermining the Republic get retarded or shut down needs to be done.
This is not an American issue. Every country has this urban/rural split, and this split is contributing to the political and economic problems because centralization is about control first and foremost- and control of others is a tell for Empire. The very idea that we would ever let a few population centers dominate the politics of a sovereign country means only that we never escaped the city-state era, and that the elites of the city still--after millenia--fail to see that the country does not need the city, and thus wonders when the countryside cuts them off what happened (or gets indignant and attempts to enslave them).
The College isn't a perfect counterbalance, but a mechanic need not be perfect to be effective. The U.S. would've had far more political violence than we've seen so far otherwise, and even then we did have one civil war and several regional issues over the years, but to abolish a tool that works? Madness at best, and treason at worst; either way, not to be tolerated.