To elect the president by popular vote we don’t need a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College. There’s an easier way: The National Popular Vote Compact.
The Constitution lets the states each decide how to choose their own electors to the Electoral College. States agreeing to join the National Popular Vote Compact would allocate all of their electors to the Electoral College based on the winner of the popular vote in the entire country regardless of who won the popular vote in their state. The National Popular Vote Compact goes into effect when states totaling 270 Electoral College votes decide to join the compact.
16 states, including DC, with a total of 196 Electoral College votes have now joined the compact. When states totaling 74 more Electoral College votes join the compact it will go into effect and we will elect the president that wins the most popular votes in the country.
For more info go to: NationalPopularVote.com