Scandinavia and the World

Comments #9742872:

Like in the olden days 11 3, 3:12am


"Neither candidate got over 50% and won the popular vote"

You don't have to get over 50% to win the popular vote - just one single vote more then your opponent, regardless of any percentage, is enough to do that.

So yes, Trump lost the popular vote and Clinton won it. But of course that's not what decides US presidential elections.

Which in itself obviously makes a mockery of the entire democratic principle of "one person, one vote" - but that's "democracy American style".

But then the US in no longer rated as a "full democracy" but rather a “flawed democracy”, according to The Economist's ranking of the worlds countries: