The electoral college system of voting makes it so the states votes are equal. If popular vote were used then large states like California and New York would be the majority of the votes. They would be the states that decide who got to be the next President. Many voters do not realize that a popular vote would give most of them less voting power.
Many voters are not educated in the electoral college or the popular vote system. A large amount of americans think that the popular vote system will bring more attention to the individual voter. The popular vote system would just mean that there would be less attention put on the individual voter. The electoral college system brings the voter more power in picking the electors than they would have in voting directly for the president.
The Electoral College is a system that makes it so the people vote for electors. The electors are voted in and they have promised to vote for a certain candidate, and will vote for that candidate. The reason we still use the Electoral College is because most other options are hard to adapt to, plus they do not make the people's votes matter as much.
With the method of the Electoral College system, there is always a certainty of outcome. The states cannot vote a president into office with one region so this way all of the states get a say in who leads them. With the Popular vote system there is not a certainty of outcome due to the enormity of the votes of the people. The Popular vote system gives large states the say so when it comes to the President of the United States.
The Electoral College is widely regarded as an anachronism, a nondemocratic method of selecting a president that ought to be superseded by declaring the candidate who receives the popular vote. Many people view the electoral college method as nondemocratic. It is a method that has a certainty of outcome. The popular vote method is uncertain of outcome, because there are a large amount of voters in the U.S. and the numbers could come up wrong.
A national popular vote would bring its own set of problems. The electoral college is a tried and proven method of voting for the president of the united states. If the president was elected by popular vote then the presidential candidates would gravitate only to big cities. They would ignore everywhere that wasn't a voter-rich area. If candidates wanted to blanket the whole country with visits they would need to raise even more campaign money.