In fact, this election is a perfect example of what's wrong with it. The founders of the United States of America were worried that letting the people, you know we the unruly and ignorant masses, might do something stupid like elect Donald J. Trump president. In that eventuality they figured the electors, who would be better educated than us rabble, would say, "Fuck no!" and not elect him.
Instead we the masses, rabbley as we are, said, "Fuck no!" and the electoral college is saying, "Fuck yes!"
Now people have, in the past, noticed that this system is fucked up and, in fact, are 60% of the way to making it so the candidate who wins the popular vote wins. Period. What they have is an interstate agreement (plus D.C. too) that kicks in when they get enough states signed on to hit 270 electoral votes. 270 is what it takes to win. Once the states (and D.C.) signed on to this are powerful enough to win every election every time they've agreed to hand that victory to the person who won the popular vote.
So if we just make it the remaining 40% before December 19th . . . no. Not going to happen.
Well, what about just convincing the people themselves to not vote for Trump?
This is, more accurately, what faithless elector refers to. Their state said "Vote for this guy" and they said, "Nope, voting for someone else." It has happened before. Almost never. But it's been done.
This is what the electoral college exists to do, but given that they're called, "Faithless Electors," rather than "Astute Savior of Democracy Electors" you can see how well that's gone over.
Some states even have laws saying, more or less, "I don't give a shit what the founders thought, you're doing what we god damned told you to do or else!"
So, no, not really likely there either.
None of this is saying that getting the electoral college to listen to the popular vote and obey the will of the people isn't a noble, and achievable, goal. It totally is. But don't hold out hope it will stop Trump from becoming president. That's setting yourself up for a fall.
It's long hard slog, and we are not a month away from finishing that slog. If you want to fight to change the "Fuck the people!" way the electoral college operates fuel yourself with a sense of right and wrong, or anger, or indignation, or anything but hope that you can really use it to get the will of the people obeyed this election.
It's not beyond the realm of possibility, but it's so close to impossible that it would likely qualify as a miracle.