Apparently the people calling for the removal of the Electoral College from the Constitution are unaware of its historical antecedents and need a brief history lesson.
One of the crucial items that allowed our Constitution to be accepted by the framers at the convention and ratified by the states became known as the Connecticut Compromise. This compromise is what created our two-house system, where one chamber is apportioned according to population and the other provides equal representation for the states.
This compromise was necessary because the states with small populations (primarily those with agriculture as the main industry, particularly the southern states) were concerned about being dominated by the more settled, populous, industrial states such as New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
This is very much the situation we face today, with the "fly over" states concerned about the states with high populations, such as California, Texas, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania dominating presidential elections and national policy. Note that only one of these top five can be considered a "Red" state. In point of fact, only seven states have a greater population than Los Angeles County.
Now let's look at the relationship between representation and the Electoral College. The number of electors is fixed as the whole number of Senators and Representatives a state is entitled to (Article II Section 1), later amended to include the District of Columbia. It is therefore obvious that the purpose of the Electoral College is the same as the original Connecticut Compromise: to prevent a "tyranny of the majority" by the most populous states over those with lower populations.
There is an anecdote about a woman asking Benjamin Franklin what kind of government the convention had decided upon. His response was "A Republic, madame, if you can keep it."
Above the local level we are not, and never have been, a democracy. We are a Constitutional Republic of 50 states, and the Electoral College is one of the wise inventions of the framers to help preserve our nation.