The electoral college leads to equal representation of all states. As stated in the video, If the United States had a direct election of the president, Romney could have gotten all of the votes in the south and could have possibly won the election that way. This would lead to unfair representation of other regions, with the south getting too much representation and other regions barely getting any. This would cause large problems, such as laws getting passed that would help one region over many of them.
The electoral college stands for what kind of democracy we have. The United States is a representative democracy which means, we vote for people who then vote for us. We can't just get rid of the electoral college, because that would actively conflict with the elections of senators and house members. If we let the people directly vote for president, only 10 pockets of civilians, and that cause people in more rural areas, to not have a voice. Remember where the nations food comes from.
The numbers on the electoral map are not very distributed. States with larger numbers of electoral votes are on the coasts, and have higher populations. If there wasn't a electoral college the states with higher populations would determine the election. With the electoral college, smaller states get a small number compared to the larger states. But proportionally, they are getting much more power than they should from population alone.
The electoral college was made to protect areas of less population. Without the electoral college the top 10 states would be able to determine the presidency, while disregarding the desires for less populated states. This would only reflect the views of those living in large areas which are not the same as those who live in more sprawling communities, such as South Dakota. Most of the metropolitan areas of the United States such as the Northeastern Megalopolis are democratic and elections would end up with a democrat as the winner. The electoral college gives the smaller states better representation in an elections making the election process more rounded.
If we did away with the electoral college, the way that elections would be done is by a direct democratic election. Other than the fact that counting all of the votes of the American people would take forever, direct democracy has a problem. People are very easily manipulated by the thing they're supposedly trying to manipulate. Direct democracy also gives the people to actively hurt minority groups in states that have more extreme residents. Direct democracy is innately flawed because it gives more power to less educated or ignorant people.