Well, it’s finally over. The 2016 Presidential election, it’s done. What seemed like a sad reality show come to life finally ended and the results are clear. America chose Hillary Clinton for President. Almost 2.9 million more Americans preferred Clinton, as a matter of fact. Clinton took 48.2% of the popular vote, or 65,844,954 votes to Donald Trump’s 46.1% or 62,979, 879 votes. However, despite Clinton winning in a clear landslide vote vs vote, Donald Trump won the Presidential Election by attaining 306 Electoral Votes to Clinton’s 232; this made Donald President Elect and left Clinton with more votes than any other losing Presidential candidate in U.S. History.
As you can imagine, this election stirred enough emotional outrage for a lifetime’s worth of drama and the result did little to deter that rage. Now, much of that outrage is directed at the very system that benefited Trump in his victory, the Electoral College. To summarize all discontent into one question: How does a system allow someone who lost by nearly 3 million votes to be the victor? To be fair, the criticism of the Electoral College came as much from the right of the political spectrum as it did the left, the difference is time; before the election, after the election, year, etc.
Trump prior to the 2016 Election
Trump after winning the 2016 Election