America's Founders and Framers thought they could use the Electoral College to prevent somebody like Donald Trump from ever becoming president. Unfortunately, they were wrong, and now we're paying the price.
Given how the Electoral College hasn't protected us from getting a president beholden to a (or multiple) foreign power(s) as president, it's time to do away with it.
Most people have a pretty limited understanding of the Electoral College, but they know that it works against the democratic notion of the public electing its chief executive. There are organizations and a smattering of political figures who say as much. A recent poll indicates this, too.
What is not as well understood is the history of why it was chosen as the way to select a president.