The Electoral College system that the United States uses will represent the will of the general population, most of the time. The Electoral College can, if they wanted to, vote however they want to and not by how the general public voted. A direct democracy will be a much better way to protect the will of the people.
If the system was truly one man one vote, that would be a truly frightening thing. There are some people that exist that should just not vote. Just because you have the right to doesn't mean you should. Some people are better left in the dark, out of the process and on the couch
Many are standing up now and complaining about the electoral college because this is an unusual election cycle. In the past there was a clear path to the nomination, or at least it seemed clear. I don't think the average person has ever taken the time to learn about the electoral college. The reality now is there is that there is more political coverage in a 24 hour news cycle, which is more informative so the the electorate is much more informed than years past.
Every vote, everywhere, would be politically relevant and equal in presidential elections. No more distorting and divisive red and blue state maps pre-determining the outcome. There would no longer be a handful of ‘battleground’ states where voters and policies are more important than those of the voters in 80% of the states that now are just ‘spectators’ and ignored after the conventions.The bill would take effect when enacted by states with a majority of Electoral College votes—that is, enough to elect a President (270 of 538). The candidate receiving the most popular votes from all 50 states (and DC) would get all the 270+ electoral votes of the enacting states.