The Facts Behind Trump’s Electoral College Win and Electoral College Loss
Axios — President Donald Trump is winning the Electoral College despite losing the popular vote.
The president has more electoral votes than his Republican opponent, Hillary Clinton, according to the Associated Press’ final tally of all state and local races on Tuesday.
The Associated Press says the Associated Republican Governors Association reports that Trump has 1,056 electoral votes to Clinton’s 871.
Trump’s total of 1,237 electoral votes surpasses the 270 required to win.
Trump has received 538 electoral votes and Clinton has received 384.
The Electoral College vote is based on the total of the states’ popular vote but is also known as the popular votes of congressional districts, which are weighted according to population.
A candidate needs 270 electoral votes in a state to become president.
The electoral college tally was based on a tally of votes in the electoral college for the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections.
The AP’s tally shows Trump with more electoral points than Clinton, though Trump’s share of the popular-vote tally is larger.
The Washington Post’s tally of the vote in each state on Tuesday showed Trump with 304 electoral votes.
The election is being closely watched by both parties.
Democrats want to see the Electoral Bureau release its results soon, and Trump is pressing the Electoral Commission to investigate possible voter fraud in the 2016 election.
The GOP wants to see those results, and has threatened to sue.
Trump said on Twitter that the outcome was the “biggest upset since Reagan.”
Clinton is also under pressure to release her final numbers as soon as possible, especially given the number of states that have yet to release results.
Trump is in the midst of an eight-day “winnowing” process to ensure he has enough votes to clinch the 270 electoral college vote needed to become the 45th president of the United States.
Trump won Florida and Pennsylvania by nearly 2 million votes on Tuesday, with a landslide victory in the Rust Belt battleground state of Michigan.
The outcome in Michigan has Republicans calling for an immediate investigation into the electoral vote tally.
“Michigan has a real chance to go to the president of a second term,” Ohio Gov.
John Kasich said Tuesday night.
“But there is a lot of uncertainty about who is the next president of our country, and I think the president needs to know what’s going on.”