If you're dealing with a national election, the results should be simply the count of each voting citizen. Of course there can be a rule, like in many countries that the winner must get 40% of the popular vote or have a runoff between the two top vote-getters.
I just read that some states which oppose the Electoral College are trying a rather "double-jointed" way of bypassing it.
"...requiring the state to assign all of its Electoral College delegates to the candidate who wins the national popular vote..."
It would be so much easier to have a simple popular vote. By eliminating the Electoral College, there would be less bureaucracy, too.