Democrat seeks to do away with Electoral College. You can also be sure that if there is a way to even do away with elections altogether if it insured Democrats would be the party in control, it would happen. I've heard that statement made and I'm not sure I agree with it but then moves like this tend to reinforce those wild assumptions.
The Electoral College was put in place to ensure that population centers such as New York or Los Angeles couldn't skew elections and control who was elected to national office. I don't know that the Electoral College is the end all best scenario but I do believe it is not something we would just want to get rid of. Given the wild group of new legislators this congress, there is no telling what all kinds of legislation we are going to see put forth. One thing you can bank on though and that is politics will, as usual, be put before the good of the people.