Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy: http://www.newsy.com/privacy/

Clinton Might Win Popular Vote, But Trump Is Still President-Elect

Looking at the past five elections, this is the second time the Electoral College and popular vote clashed.
SMS

Hillary Clinton is winning the popular vote, but Donald Trump is the president-elect.

That's because he won the Electoral College — he did that by wresting the vote away from Clinton in some key states.

SEE MORE: The History Behind The Weird, Convoluted Way We Elect Presidents

The last candidate to win a presidential election without winning the popular vote was George W. Bush in 2000.

That means the Electoral College vote clashed with the popular vote in two of the past five elections. 

Featured Stories
A graphic of Donald Trump taking the inaugural oath

The Attendance, Cost And Other Big Numbers Behind Trump's Inauguration

President Barack Obama

President Obama's Last Press Conference Was Fully Of Worry

Rep. Tom Price

Heated Senate Hearing Focuses On Best Way To Insure America

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More Presidential Election Coverage