At last count, with final results still absent from Michigan, Clinton won the popular vote by more than 1.3 million votes. In retrospect, perhaps that result would have prevented the pent-up anger at the unfairness of the system that the American people expressed on November 8. He also said he was "never a fan of the Electoral College", adding, "until now". The walkouts by high school students, some encouraged by teachers and administrators, led to one 15-year-old Trump supporter getting beat up by class mates, while other acts of violence have taken place against those who admitted to voting for the president-elect.
With the last remaining ballots being counted, Mrs Clinton so far has 63.6 million votes compared to 61.9 million for her Republican rival - meaning she has received more votes than any other USA presidential candidate in history except Barack Obama.
The Associated Press has called every other state but MI. But it is an outmoded denial of the revered American concept that every eligible citizen's vote counts.
A third flaw in a popular vote is cultural.
A Politico/Morning Consult poll found Trump's favorability jumped 9 points roughly a week after the election, compared to right before it. Those often are cast by voters whose names did not appear on registration lists, or who may have voted in the wrong place or lacked proper identification.
President-elect Trump was repeatedly criticized before the election for warning that the outcome could be "rigged" and refusing to say if he would accept the results if Clinton won.
Because of you, the first recount is funded.
If all states had followed the Maine/Nebraska system in 2012, when Republican Mitt Romney lost the popular vote to Obama by nearly 5 million votes, and the electoral vote 332-206, there would have been yet another example of someone losing the popular vote but winning the presidency.
Q: Can the votes be recounted? According to one of the activists, the deadline in Wisconsin to file for a recount is Friday; in Pennsylvania, it's Monday; and MI is next Wednesday. None of those states are close enough at the moment. Which is how her large number of individual votes did not result in election success for Clinton. A single state is able to easily affect the result of an election because, in most states, the victor takes all of its electoral votes.
"The chances of changing tens of thousands of votes?"
As Heritage Foundation legal expert Hans von Spakovsky noted in 2011: "In creating the basic architecture of the American government, the Founders struggled to satisfy each state's demand for greater representation while attempting to balance popular sovereignty against the risk posed to the minority from majoritarian rule".
Q: What's the deal in California?
The other candidates in the election, Jill Stein of the Green Party and the Libertarian's Gary Johnson, picked up more than 7 million votes between them.
Q: So when will the results be official?