The Democrats complain about the supposed evils of the Electoral College every four years. This is because they want a true Democracy in America, which is one thing that our Founding Fathers intentionally wanted to avoid. Democracy, by definition, is nothing more than mob rule. That is not something that is good for America.
The reason why our Founding Fathers established our nation as a Democratic Republic was to completely avoid mob rule. They designed our government to have checks and balances, and the electoral college is one of those. They knew that a straight popular vote could lead to insurrection and overthrows of the government.
In addition to this, our Founding Fathers knew that a straight up popular vote would lead to major cities having complete control of every election, giving no representation to Rural America. Given that the battle cry of the Revolutionary War was "No Taxation Without Representation," they wanted to be sure that everyone was represented within the Federal Government, not just the elite city folk.
The Democrats, being the party of the elites found in the major cities, are taking this opportunity for a power grab by introducing H.J.Res.14, which is "Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college and to provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States."
According to the proposal, "“The pair of candidates having the greatest number of votes for President and Vice President shall be elected."
Additionally, it would establish that "The times, places, and manner of holding such elections and entitlement to inclusion on the ballot shall be determined by Congress." This is yet another power grab, taking the power away from the states and establishing centralized authority for when and how elections would be held to Congress.
More than likely, there will not be enough states that would be willing to ratify this proposal to amend the Constitution. With that said, this shows the mindset of the Democrats... gain as much power wherever they can as quickly as possible!