Let's just stop the belly-aching altogether...why not put the electoral
vote to one side and go with the popular vote which puts Biden ahead by
over 3.7 million votes.
Because that is NOT how the framers of the US Constitution set up the voting system. You may think that seems obvious, but when the 13 original colonies formed the basis of this new nation, the smaller colonies (States) did not want the larger and more populous States to have overwhelming control as they would have if decisions were based on (what we would today call) one-person-one-vote.
OTOH, the populous States did not think it fair that the less populous States have EQUAL say in matter as that would not be fair to their citizens.
Thus the framers did it neither way -- but BOTH ways -- as the Senate is EQUAL representation for each State. Regardless of population, each State has two senators and two votes on matters. Whereas the House of Representatives is weighted according to population. California with the most citizens has 55 US Representatives. The least populous States have only 1 US Representative.
To satisfy (by compromise -- something that used to happen in past politics) both sides pertaining to elections, the Electoral College was designed, where each State has the Electoral Votes equal to their Senators PLUS their US Representatives.
IF ELECTIONS WERE NOT BASED ON THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, but rather on the "popular vote", then no politician would give any attention to any area of the US except Los Angeles County, CA and New York City and Chicago IL. To win the favor of those 3 areas would allow any candidate to win the election. F*CK OFF if you live in any smaller state or rural area.