Are people still whining about the 2000 election? Jeez, get over it already. How about Al Gore actually wins his home state, then the whole conversation is moot. He'd have been only the 4th person elected president not to do so had he been declared the winner.
And the reason the whole electoral "college" system is in place is so that all states get a proportional representation and so that it's not just the two coasts and the big cities determining every national election.
This may be a bit eye opening: