If the popular vote was take into consideration, Hillary Clinton would have gotten 2.8 million more votes than Donald Trump.
However, in the elections that’s not the case. Donald Trump won the electoral vote, which is what counts.
And he was so focused on the popular vote he would direct his mission towards California, where he lost to Clinton.
Since he didn’t do that, Clinton won the state with 4.3 million votes – or 61.5 percent.
However, the Electoral College exists so that regional candidates cannot overtake the national elections.
At this time, California is a one party state as there are no Republicans interested in the statewide office and none in nine of California’s congressional districts.
As the Investor’s Business Daily reports, a total of six districts for state senate were Republican-free and the same is true for sixteen districts for the state assembly.
Clinton was going to win California’s 55 electoral votes, so Trump didn’t campaign there.
Take out California and you will get a win for Trump from the popular vote by 1.4 million.
Let’s assume that California voted as in every other Democratic state- there would be a virtual tie in votes. In these states Clinton’s vote came down to 53.5 percent.
Here are the exact numbers provided by IBD:
Number of states won:
Number of electoral votes won:
Trump: + 68
Ave. margin of victory in winning states:
Trump: + 2.5 points
Popular vote total:
Clinton: + 2.8 million
Popular vote total outside California:
Trump: + 1.4 million
To say the least, the Electoral College mustn’t pay attention to Clinton’s “popular vote victory” since she only got votes from being a “regional candidate.” And that is not how the elections are won.