Can we PLEASE stop using popular vote numbers that were cast under the EC system!
Maybe there are reasons to get rid of the EC system, but you can't make an accurate prediction of what the popular vote would look like because some people stay home because they know their vote doesn't count and others stay home because their vote isn't needed for their candidate to win.
The current system is probably not the best but a pure popular vote system would have flaws as well, including some that we may not be able to conceive of now.
Imagine if California turned a blind eye to fraud. Under the EC system, the Democratic candidate already gets their full compliment of votes but under a popular vote system every illegal vote would count.