If you've ever been tempted, by popular opinion, to say, "We should do away with the electoral college and just go with the National Popular Vote!" please, please take time to watch this video. Also, check out Tara Ross's website, as she has been very articulately defending the electoral college and its merits for years. The electoral college is by far the most ingenious election system in the world. It separates us from all other free nations in its wisdom, and it protects our country from mob rule.
Take time to understand and defend it, because (surprise!), IT'S UNDER ATTACK!