Interesting numbers verified against Federal Election Commission and California Election Commission totals. Here are the facts regarding the Electoral College and the 2016 Presidential Election:
Trump won the popular vote in 31 states to her 19 and DC. 62% to Clinton 38%.
Hillary won California 8,753,788 to Trump’s 4,483,810. 61.7% to 31.6%, exclusive of the other candidates, thus California gave Hillary the popular vote for all states as claimed by the Democrats.
But deduct her California vote from her national vote total of 65,844,610 leaving her with 57,090,822, and deduct Trump’s California vote from his national total of 62,979,636, leaving him with 58,495,826, meaning Trump wins the popular vote by 1,405,004, and he wins in a landslide in the other 49 states, 51.3% to her 48.7%.
So, in effect, Hillary was elected president of California and Trump was elected president of the rest of the country–by a substantial margin.
This exemplifies the wisdom of the Electoral College, to prevent the votes of any one populace state from overriding the votes of the others.
This is the “United” State of America, each sovereign state has a vote toward the president and the electoral collage makes sure the whole country had a voice.