Yes, when the electoral college was established were a much more agricultural society, where some colonies/states had significant political and economic influence, if not a commensurate population. There were many compromises needed to get ANY Constitution approved. One was the now, if not then, morally defunct agreement to count slaves as 3/5 of a person for Congressional apportionment even though said slaves could not vote. The Electoral College was another such compromise. Two if not three of the worst presidents came from this process where electoral votes counted more than the popular vote. Times have changed. A person voting for president in North Dakota shouldn’t have 13x the impact of a person in California, no offense meant to North Dakota or Lawrence Welk.