I don’t follow this at all and I realize we’re playing with fictional scenarios. You could have a few people in each state vote and the winner win by 1 giving them all the states electors. You could have millions of people in other states vote for someone else and that candidate wins that state. While highly unlikely I realize it would be possible for someone to win the electoral college and have a massive amount of people vote for the other person.
I don’t see what control of the real estate has with this. It comes down to number of people voting and for who.
Which is the same way as saying we don’t decide it by popular vote. If we did you’d have President Gore and Clinton.