That's exactly what they're afraid of. Out of the 50 biggest cities in America, Republicans win elections in 4 of them; they suck at pitching their platform where large numbers of people live, and they know it.
The truth of the matter is, if we switched to ANY system but the EC, they'd never win an election again. Popular vote, equitable split by population density - doesn't matter, they can ONLY win by stripping electoral power from metropolitan areas. And they know it. And that's why they filibustered attempts to scrap the EC in the 70's.
The hell is wrong with your reading comprehension? Finish school. I was trashing what his antithetical arguments would have been, not the concept of an antithesis itself, for all the difference it makes.