Under the Constitution the States have the ability to distribute their electoral votes as they see fit. All but one or two have chosen the winner take all option, and the one(s) that don't have too small a number of electoral votes for them to be a significant factor in any case. If all States went to a proportioning of their electoral votes, the electoral vote tally would generally be more consistent with the popular vote, but this could lead to Nation wide recounts in close elections. Using the direct popular vote would mean that in any close election, a Nation wide recount would be required. The electoral college isn't going to go away, and it is unlikely that many, if any, more States will adopt proportional distribution.