Liberals that are for this that I have talked to think our country is a democracy and don’t understand a republic.
If we went to Nat’l popular vote, candidates wouldn’t have to bother making promises to voters in States that have a majority opposition, just hit the cities where most voters are friendly.
This basic problem exists in the current system. Ohio (& Florida) elect our presidents. Candidates ignore Texas, California & New York (except for fundraising) because their electoral votes are a foregone conclusion.