I really tire of hearing he got elected without the popular vote. Why? Because it's absolutely meaningless and the only thing the left keeps hanging there hat on.
The rules of the game are to win the most electoral votes, the end. Harping on the popular vote is like a losing football team harping on the fact that they had more yards total offense or a higher TOP (time of possession). Doesn't matter-the rules say the team with the most points wins. If the rules say gain the most yards, the strategy of the teams would totally change.
BUT BUT the people's votes should matter...If the rules of the US Presidential election say gather the most votes, then ENTIRE CAMPAIGN STRATEGIES CHANGE COMPLETELY. Who know's what would of happened then. Noone can say for sure. But I can tell you this, the popular vote total is not the same by any means. Maybe Hillary wins with a bigger margin, who knows...but for this vote we'll never know.
But as it stands the popular vote is just a meaningless statistic, yes most of the time the team with the most total yards and greater TOP wins the game, but not always and not this year. Hillary was a stat padding fantasy (pun intended) football player and meainwhile Trump won the Lombardi Trophy.