But the Electoral College doesn't vote until December 19. He has contributed to the speeches of several Democratic presidential candidates.
On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) filed a bill that would eliminate the Electoral College, so that presidential elections would be decided by the popular vote. Candidates would only have to focus on the big cities on the campaign trail.
On Tuesday, Trump tweeted that the electoral college that propelled him to the White House is "actually genius" as the system "brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play".
Boxer is correct. Clinton will likely end up beating Trump in the popular vote by about 2 million ballots.
Trump further argued that while he trailed his opponent in the number of votes cast, he would have won the popular vote too, if the election were based on that and not the Electoral College. Clinton lost by 58 electoral college votes. No one with the ability to protest should let that happen without doing something about it, so head to your state capital when the electors meet to make your voice heard. In California there might be little motivation for conservative Republicans to vote because they feel like their efforts do not carry any political weight.
Both sides know the rules and played by them; Trump won.
If you live in a state where most people support one party, your vote against that party is wasted, whereas if you live in a more divided state your vote has greater influence.
President-elect Donald Trump is not making much news right now but you couldn’t tell that from the way he’s being covered
The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.
Q. How many electoral votes does each state get?
The average state gets one electoral vote for every 565,166 people.
P. Bret Chiafalo, a Washington State elector, and Micheal Baca of Colorado started "Moral Electors", which sounds much better than Faithless Electors. Done this way, everyone's vote becomes more important no matter what state you live in.
To compare, when George W. Bush narrowly won the presidency in 2000, he did so while losing the popular vote by 543,895.
President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to "drain the swamp" of Washington might make it hard for him to fill all the jobs in his administration. "Hillary won the popular vote". Despite the petition acquiring over 4,300,000 signatures at the time that this article was published, it is "not quite the most-signed petition on Change.org of all-time", said Michael Jones, Change.org's North America Managing Director told Blavity. But Trump got 306 in the Electoral College vote while Clinton got 232 - 270 is needed to win.More news: Congressional GOP pledges swift action on Trump's agenda