Several states have come up with a novel way to bypass the Electoral College. You can read about it here:
There were good reasons why The Founders crafted the US Constitution the way they did. Many of those reasons have been tossed aside, and the results have been disastrous.
I really don't think there is ANY way to select a president which will guarantee that he or she will be loyal to We the People or our nation. And that is a real problem.