Just about this time every four years we get an article that talks about ditching the electoral college. This year, I've chosen this article. Just as an example. The argument is the same. Let the popular vote decide.
No problem. Get two-thirds of the Congress to approve it, then three-fourths of the states to ratify it, and we can amend the Constitution to allow the popular vote to elect the president. Until then, shut-the-hell-up about it. It ain't happening, folks.
This time around, and probably next time around, we've got the Electoral College to deal with. Get used to it. Those are the rules.