I think the electoral college is as relevant and important today as ever. I might be in the minority, but I would be scared if it went away.
I don't mind it, but I think it needs to be tweaked.
i.e., States still get electoral votes, but they should be split within a state. So if Florida has 27 electoral votes (or whatever they have), and Bush gets 51% and Gore gets 49%, then Bush should get 14 to Gore's 13, instead of Bush getting all 27. If a candidate gets 75% of a state, he should get 75% of the electoral votes.
A couple states already do this (I think Colorado is one). I think it's more "democratic" if they all did.
Perfectly makes sense.
Going one step further to what Popeye just said...let's say if a state has 20 votes, there should be 20 electoral locations. Winner takes the location & it adds up nation wide.
Lets say in SC where there is majority African American population, there could still be pockets which could vote the other way & if they fall/sway into a common electoral location, the equation could change. In most cases, the race is very close & this could be very decisive.