Do people living in the “fly-over states” who advocate for the elimination of the Electoral College understand what they are saying? With a popularly elected president, voting for president in the fly-over States would be a waste of time. The majority of our population lives within a few hundred miles of the coasts, mostly in large cities. Many of our large cities historically vote Democrat. It’s not unreasonable to think that with a popular vote system for president, 10 or so of our largest cities could provide the majority of votes and thus determine presidential elections. The rest of the country might as well not vote for president. If the large cities changed over night from Democrat to Republican the shoe would be on the other foot.
Worried about your vote not counting? In Kansas, a “fly-over state, going to the popular vote would render your vote worthless. Large population centers would control the outcome. The Founding fathers had it right 235 plus years ago.