The defeat of Hillary Clinton in spite of her getting the popular vote is nothing new, even though liberals opposed to a Trump presidency want you to believe this surprise overturn is unheard of.
In 2008, when Hillary Clinton ran against a political newcomer by the name of Barack Obama for the Democrat Primary nomination, Hillary won the popular vote with 17.8 million votes compared to Obama’s 17.5 million votes.
She garnered 48.04% of the vote, and the eventual 44thPresident of the United States received only 47.31% of the vote.
So why wasn’t Hillary the presumptive nominee for the Democrat Party? Hillary earned only 1,973 delegate votes compared to Obama’s 2,285, and the delegates determined the election results, much the way the electoral college determines who will be the next President of the United States.