Should we keep the electoral college?

I think the electoral college is very outdated. I know the old saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", but I think the system is indeed broken. A significant number of Presidents have gotten into office without a majority consent, so this is not a democracy. (I'm pro-Bush, but I still... show more I think the electoral college is very outdated. I know the old saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", but I think the system is indeed broken. A significant number of Presidents have gotten into office without a majority consent, so this is not a democracy. (I'm pro-Bush, but I still believe he should not have been elected without the popular majority). It is possible for a president to have nearly three times the vote of the other candidate, but not win (in an unlikely but posible situation). This should not be allowed.

Do you agree/disagree?
Why should we get rid of it?/keep it?
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