The electoral college is not corrupt!
It is only a voting system: people elect the electoral college. The electoral college elect the President.
It is close to how it works in the EU: the Irish vote for their MEP, of which they have more proportionally than big states, so that the Irish vote for the EU president of the European Commission is heavier than it’s tiny electoral base! That prevents big countries making all the decisions by themselves without giving small countries an exagerated power.
So if you think the US electoral college system is fucked up, it means that you think Ireland has too much weight in Ireland compared to its size...
By the way, that number 5 is in the wrong context: since 1824, when popular vote was recorded, only 5 presidents were elected by the electiral college without also winning the popular vote. And only the last 4 had all members of the college being themselves elected, so that’s only 4 elections for certain where the popular vote was.
The only recent ones are GW Bush and Trump.
That “electoral college” is not corrupt, as if it was sone kind of institution asking people what they think and then ignoring it.
If anything an outright popular vote would give too much power to big states, which is not what a federation of states is...