Sometimes definition is just perspective and perspective just experience all dressed up for court. (edited 12/28/18)
"While Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by at least 2.5 million votes, Trump won more than 2,700 out of 3,143 counties across the United States.
"In its latest update, the Cook Political Report" states "Clinton won 65,152,310 votes, while Trump netted 62,626,216.
"Trump, however, won the Electoral College by 74 votes, with Trump winning 306 to Clinton’s 232." - Epoch Times
The Electoral College was established by Article Two of the Constitution to select the president and the vice president. Voters "choose a slate of electors pledged to vote for a party's candidate. The 12th Amendment requires each elector to cast one vote for president and another vote for vice president" "(i)n each state and the District of Columbia."
"The candidates who receive an absolute majority of electoral votes among the states are elected President and Vice President of the United States." - Wikipedia
If the U.S. had only two states --
Predicated on population, Texas has 38 electoral votes and California has 55. If Claus wins the popular vote in Texas 4 million to one and Nurse Ratchet wins the popular vote in California 4 million to 3 Nurse Ratchet has five million votes and Claus has seven but Nurse Ratchet has 55 electoral votes and Claus only has 38 so Nurse Ratchet wins the Electoral College vote.
Nurse Ratchet is elected president and has the legal mandate to govern.
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