A historic and surprising presidential victory has shocked the nation. Millions of Americans voted last night and, by a difference of 290 to 228 electoral votes, Donald Trump has become the new president-elect.
Although he won the majority of the electoral votes, Hillary Clinton is continuing to receive the popular votes. Does the 2000 election between George Bush and Al Gore ring a bell?
As of Wednesday evening, Clinton had 59,755,284 votes which Trump had 59,535,522, according to CNN's tally. If the votes continue to favor Clinton, she would be become the first presidential candidate to win the popular vote but lose the election after Al Gore in 2000.
Most polls showed Clinton marginally leading and Trump’s chances of winning seemed to be quite slim. Even the electoral map was considered favorable towards Clinton, reminding us of Trump’s tweet regarding the electoral college: "The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy."
Well, the electoral college worked in his favor. With unexpected wins in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and swing states like North Carolina, Florida and Ohio, Donald Trump became America’s 45th president.
Time to reconsider the electoral college system?
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