The reasons for which the Founding Fathers created the Electoral College are no longer relevant. Modern technology allows voters to get necessary information to make informed decisions in a way that could not have been foreseen by the Founding Fathers.
Voters are dumber today than perhaps any time in history.
Many get their "news" from SNL, Jimmy Fallon, and other late night talk show hosts.
Most could not pass an 8th Grade "Constitution Test".