The 2016 U.S. Presidential election—who won, who lost?

Much ink has been spilled trying to explain the surprise election of President-elect Donald Trump. This post isn’t meant to make any comment or provide analysis regarding the pros or cons of the election but rather to empirically clarify what actually happened since much of the existing analysis has oversimplified a rather complicated election result.As of the time of writing (Nov. 15), Secretary Hillary Clinton (hereafter simply referred to as Clinton) won the popular vote with 61,324,576 votes versus Mr. Trump’s 60,526,852. Too much has been made of the popular vote since presidents are not elected by it in the

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