I note that one of the myriad Democratic Party candidates for that party's presidential nomination in 2020 has come out four-square against the Electoral College.
Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Ind., and a 2020 presidential candidate, on Thursday called for abandoning the Electoral College, saying it has made the country less democratic.
“We’ve got to repair our democracy. The Electoral College needs to go, because it’s made our society less and less democratic," Buttigieg said during an appearance on "CBS This Morning."
"We’ve got to explain our values and explain why Democrats are committed to freedom, to democracy, to security," Buttigieg added.
Some Democrats have voiced increasing criticism of the Electoral College since President Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election despite Clinton winning the popular vote.
There's more at the link.
There's just one problem, Mayor Buttigieg. The United States is not a democracy. It's a constitutional republic.
One of the hallmarks of a constitutional state of any kind (be it a democracy, a monarchy, or whatever) is that the will of the ruling power (the majority of voters, or the king, or whatever) is constrained by the legal requirements of the constitution - the so-called "Rule of Law". In other words, they can do what they wish within those constraints, but they may not go beyond them.
The United States is such a nation. In the case of the Electoral College, the only way to amend or abolish it is to use the process to amend the Constitution, thoughtfully provided by the Founding Fathers. It's difficult to accomplish - deliberately so - but it's the only legal way to do it. Any other way will be illegal in terms of the Constitution, and will therefore be disobeyed by any and all right-thinking Americans.
So, Mayor Buttigieg, I'm afraid your dream (a nightmare to the rest of us) won't become reality unless and until you and your party can get the necessary supermajorities in Congress and the Senate, or among the member States of the Union. Somehow, I suspect that's not about to happen.