I'm not American (yet 😉) but I think the Electoral College is an excellent idea and should not be scrapped like some states are trying to do now
With loopholes in the law. Without the electoral college a region with a high population density (high concentration of people) could get to determine who wins an election and that wouldn't be fair to places with larger landmass (but less dense populations) because the winner of the election will not truly represent the will of all the citizens.
Basically the electoral college balances population and geography and makes sure the winner has a fair balance of both.
Even in my country, where the popular vote is used, the winner of the popular vote can't be called the winner of the election unless he/she also wins AT LEAST 25% of the vote in all geopolitical regions (or provinces), and the capital city. Otherwise the person with the next highest popular vote (that also satisfies these conditions) is declared winner.