Defending the US Electoral College?Watch
I'm going to quote in She-Ra now so she can move your thread to the right place if it's needed.
Due to its position there is no impetus to change due to it being a long held tradition in US politics.
Add to this that it would require a Constitutional Amendment which means it would need even more public support (that's just not there) to get even anywhere near being replaced.
Besides what would you replace it with, bearing in mind any kind of direct democracy (ie voting for the President or a National Party) interferes with the Federal structure of the US.
So yeah, not exactly a positive argument in favour of it but that's the reason it has stuck around
b) it produces a stronger candidate with an absolute majority, which a proportional system wouldn't do, increasing the likelihood of house of reps/senate having to choose pres/VP, always dangerous in case different parties control each house
c) the rogue electors argument is always nullified by the fact they've never determined the result of the election
so basically, the electoral college is a piece of crap, and the only arguments in favour of it are the weak counterarguments as to why it should just go go go :P (hope i helped at least a little!)