Since the recent election of president trump, people have talked about mending the electoral college and many have suggested its removal from the Consistution altogether.
As you get older, you'll learn to dismiss the nutty ranting of the Left out of hand.
and would like more insight on the contemporary advantages of the electoral college.
It prevents the Democrats from using local issues to manipulate a national election.
Let's say there was a big local issue on the ballot in some high population area that almost always votes for Democrats. That local issue could drive twice as many people to the polls as would otherwise come out to vote, and that would give the Democratic candidate a huge surge in votes.
With the electoral college, the Democratic candidate would only win the electoral votes for that state no matter how many people came out to vote because of an urban local issue.
If the Democrats would ever succeed in abolishing the electoral college, they would start creating hot-button ballot issues in all the major population centers to drive turnout every time there was a presidential election, and no one in rural areas would ever have a political voice again.
And don't let the Left fool you into thinking that the electoral college is an anachronism. Most other democracies also choose their head of government based on how many legislative districts a party has won -- all the parliamentary democracies for example. Very few democracies actually elect their head of government by direct popular vote.